WASHINGTON (July 22, 2002) –- Pope John Paul II has appointed Monsignor Earl Boyea, President/Rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio, as Titular Bishop of Siccenna and Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointment.
Earl Boyea was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on April 10, 1951.
He studied at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and at the North American College in Rome, where he earned a licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Gregorian University.
Monsignor Boyea was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, May 20, 1978.
While serving as an associate pastor, he earned an MA in History at Wayne State University in Detroit. He also pursued graduate studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and at the University of Michigan.
For 12 years, from 1988 to 2000, Monsignor Boyea served on the faculty of Sacred Heart Seminary. In February, 2000, he was named President/Rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum. During his years on the Sacred Heart Seminary faculty, he published a number of articles in the Catholic Historical Review.
Bishop-designate Boyea is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, American Catholic Historical Association, U.S. Catholic Historical Society, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Midwest Association of Theological Schools, and the National Catholic Educational Association.