WASHINGTON (February 11, 2003) -- Msgr. Roger P. Morin, vicar general of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, has been named Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans and Titular Bishop of Aulona by Pope John Paul II.
Bishop-elect Morin was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 7, 1941. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Dracut, Lowell and Boston, Massachusetts and started seminary studies at Boston's Cardinal O'Connell and St. John Seminaries (1962-1968). He continued seminary formation at Notre Dame Seminary of the New Orleans Archdiocese (1968-1970), where he earned a master of divinity.
He later earned a master of science in urban affairs from Tulane University in New Orleans.
He was ordained a priest for the New Orleans Archdiocese April 15, 1971 and named a monsignor in 1985.
Following ordination he served as follows:
1971-1976: Coadjutor Vicar of St. Henry Parish, New Orleans;
1976-1980: Pastor of St. Henry Parish, New Orleans;
1975-1979: Director, Office of the Social Apostolate;
1978-1980: At the request of the Mayor of New Orleans and with permission of his archbishop, he served as special assistant in the office of the mayor;
1980- Pastor of Incarnate Word Parish, New Orleans
2001- Vicar General and Moderator of the Diocesan Curia.