GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Diocese of Grand Rapids has a new Bishop, David Walkowiak, but if you are not Catholic you may not know what that means.
For help we talked to Mary Haarman, the communication director of Aquinas College, who suggests it might be helpful to think of the Catholic church like a company.
"The pope would be the CEO of the umbrella firm and there would be different divisions, and a bishop would have oversight of a certain division," says Haarman.
Bishops are in charge of a diocese which is an area made up of local parishes. The Roman Catholic Diocese Grand Rapids is made up of 84 parishes and 32 schools in the West Michigan area.
"I had the luxury of serving underneath the last four bishops and each day, as with any CEO, he may meet with priests, he may meet with lay people, he may look at requests coming from different parishes," says Haarman.