WASHINGTON (July 7, 2003) — Pope John Paul II has appointed three Detroit priests as Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
They are: Monsignor Walter A. Hurley, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Farmington, Michigan, named Titular Bishop of Cunavia; Monsignor John M. Quinn, Archdiocesan Director of Education, appointed Titular Bishop of Ressiana; and Father Francis R. Reiss, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Church, who was assigned the Titular See of Remesiana.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointments.
Walter Hurley was born May 30, 1937, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He studied at Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, and St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan. He completed a Licentiate in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America.
Bishop-elect Hurley was ordained to the priesthood June 5, 1965.
He has been a pastor, parochial vicar, judicial vicar, and moderator of the curia in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He has been Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows since 1990.
John M. Quinn was born December 17, 1945, in Detroit. He was ordained a priest March 17, 1972 after studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and St. John Provincial Seminary.
Bishop-elect Quinn holds masters degrees in Religious Studies and Systematic Theology from the University of Detroit. He completed a doctorate in Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of America.
After serving in different parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit, he was appointed Adjunct Director of Education in 1986 and was named Director in 1990. From 1982 to 1996, he was also Adjunct Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart Seminary and Pastor of St. Luke parish, Detroit. He continues to serve as Spiritual Director at Sacred Heart Seminary.
Francis Ronald Reiss, incardinated in the Archdiocese of Detroit and currently serving as Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini in Allen Park, was born in Detroit, November 11, 1940.
He studied at St. Andrew High School, after which he entered Sacred Heart Seminary, where he earned a Bachelor's in Philosophy in 1962. He was ordained a priest June 4, 1966 after completing theological studies at St. John Provincial Seminary.
Bishop-elect Reiss did post-graduate studies at the University of Detroit where he earned a Masters in Religious Studies in 1972 and a Masters in Education in 1973. He also a earned a Masters in Divinity at St. John Provincial Seminary in 1974 and a Licentiate in Canon Law at the Gregorian University in Rome in 1984.
Named Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini in 1998, he is currently serving his second term as Archdiocesan Vicar of the Southland Vicariate.