Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze

Remembering Bishop Howze

Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze played a key role in establishing the Diocese of Biloxi back in 1977, serving as their first bishop for 24 years. Howze passed away this morning at Ocean Springs Hospital at the age of 95. Bishop…

Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze dies at 95

A local leader in the Catholic faith has passed away. Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze died this morning at Ocean Springs Hospital. He was 95-years-old. Howze was bishop emeritus of Biloxi and was also Biloxi’s founding bishop, serving as the first…