Auxiliary Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana
Announced October, 1997
Ordained on December 16, 1997
Bishop of Peoria, Illinois
Announced February 12, 2002
Installed April 10, 2002
March 3, 1947, Chicago, Illinois
College: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Novitiate: Holy Cross Fathers’ Novitiate, Bennington, Vermont
Seminary: Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame Indiana
Theology: Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, Indiana
Ordained a priest in 1974.
Social Studies and Religion Teacher, Bourgade Catholic High School, Phoenix, AZ (1974)
Rector of Dillon Hall and Associate Director of Campus Ministry, University of Notre Dame with responsibility for the pastoral and liturgical organization of Sacred Heart Church. (1975)
Rector of Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana (1977)
Director of Campus Ministry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana (1984)
Religious Superior of the Holy Cross Priests and Brothers, Notre Dame, Indiana (1985-1991)
Rector, Fischer O’Hara Grace, a residential complex for 560 Graduate Students and Rector of Sacred Heart Church which in 1992 was raised to the rank of a Minor Basilica. Sacred Heart is nationally renowned for its rich liturgical and pastoral tradition. During the years as Rector of the Basilica, with his staff organized the liturgies for all major University occasions and special events and coordinated the six choirs that are connected with the Campus Ministry. He has also regularly taught a course in Notre Dame’s Graduate School on spirituality and the theology of prayer.
Named Auxiliary Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend and titular Bishop of Amantia in October, 1997.
Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend and titular Bishop of Amantia on December 16, 1997.
Named Bishop of Peoria February 12, 2002 and installed on April 10, 2002.
Named a Trustee and Fellow of the University of Notre Dame, October, 2003.