Most Reverend Moses Anderson, S.S.E.
Former Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and Titular Bishop of Vatarba
Born September 9, 1928 in Selma, ALOrdained Priest on May 30, 1958 (Burlington, VT)
Graduated from Knox Academy in 1949
St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT, B.A. in Philosophy
St. Edmund Seminary in Burlington, VT
St. Michael's College, 1961, M.A.T. in Sociology
Xavier University, M.A. in Theology
Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Consolation, Charlotte, NCOrdained Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit on January 27, 1983
Lecturer in Theology, St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT, 1959-61
Pastor, St. Catherine Parish, Elizabeth City, NC 1961-64
Associate Professor of Theology, St. Michael College, Winooski VT, 64-71
Director of Religious Affairs and Associate Professor of Theology at Xavier University and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA
Most Reverend Gordon D. Bennett, S.J.
Bishop Emeritus of Mandeville, Jamaica
Born October 21, 1946 in Denver, COOrdained to Priesthood on June 14, 1975
Entered Society of Jesus at Santa Barbara, CA on September 7
Loyola University, Los Angeles
Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington, B.A. in Philosophy
Jesuit School of Theology, CA, M.Div.
Loyola Maymount University, M.Ed.
Fordham University, Ph.D.
Teacher at Loyola High School, Los AngelesOrdained as Bishop of Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore on March 3, 1998
Assistant Principal for Campus Ministry, St. Ignatius College Prep., San Francisco
Principal, Loyola High School, Los Angeles
Rector and Master of Novices, Jesuit Novitiate, Santa Barbara & Culver City, CA
President, Loyola High School, Los Angeles
Transferred July 2004 to Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica
Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop-elect of Belleville, IL
Born on June 28, 1944 in ChicagoOrdained a priest on May 13, 1970 (Archdiocese of Chicago)
Loyola University/Niles College, B.A.
St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Chicago, M.A., S.T.L.
Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis on May 17, 1995
Bishop of Lake Charles, February 22, 2001Installed Bishop of Belleville
Most Reverend Dominic Carmon, S.V.D.
Former Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans
Born, December 13, 1930Ordained a priest on February 2, 1960
Ordained auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, February 11, 1993
Most Reverend Shelton Joseph Fabre
Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans
Born October 25, 1963 in LouisianaOrdained a priest on August 5, 1989 (Diocese of Baton Rouge)
Catholic High School of Pointe Coupée, 1977-81
St. Joseph Seminary College, 1981-85
Catholic University of Leuven, Louvain, Belgium, M.A. Religious Studies
Parochial vicar for St. Alphonsus Church, St. George Church, St. Isidore Church, and St. Joseph Cathedral (Baton Rouge)
Pastor St. Joseph Church (Grosse Tete), Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and Sacred Heart.
Chaplain at St. Joseph Academy
Director, Office of Black Catholics
Consultor Diocese of Baton Rouge
Ordained a bishop February 28, 2007
Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory
Archbishop of Atlanta
Born December 7, 1947 in ChicagoOrdained a priest on May 9, 1973 (Archdiocese of Chicago)
Chicago Public School System, 1952-58
St. Carthage Catholic School-Archdiocese of Chicago, 1958-61
Quigley Preparatory Seminary South, 1961-65
Niles College of Loyola University, B.A., 1969
St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL, S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L.
Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Sant'Anselmo, Rome, Doctor of Sacred Liturgy
Associate Pastor Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Glenview, ILOrdained Bishop on December 13, 1983
Seminary Faculty at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL
Past-President, USCCB. 2001-2004
Installed Archbishop of Georgia on January 17, 2005
Most Reverend Curtis Guillory, S.V.D.
Bishop of Beaumont
Born, September 1, 1943, Lafayette, LAOrdained to priesthood on December 16, 1972
St. Augustine Seminary, Bay st. Louis, MS
Divine Word College, Epworth, IO
Chicago Theology Union, M.Div.
Creighton University, Omaha, NE, M of.Christian Spirituality
Pastor, St. Augustine's Church, New Orleans, LAOrdained as Auxiliary Bishop of Galveston-Houston Diocese on February 19, 1988
Dean of Cathedral Deanery, Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA
Director, Society of Divine Word House of Studies, New Orleans, LA
Vicar for Black Catholics, Archdiocese of New York
Vice Provincial, Society of Divine Word, Southern Province
Bishop of Beaumont, TX, July 28, 2000Bishop Martin D. Holley
Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
Born, December 31, 1954, Pensacola, FloridaOrdination to the Priesthood:
Catholic elementary schools
Tate High School
Faulkner State Junior College, Bay Minette, AL., Associate of Arts in general education (1975):
Student government association senator and vice-president, captain of basketball team, Who’s Who, Outstanding Athlete of America, member of judiciary committee.
Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, B.A. in management (1977): Basketball team, Outstanding Alabama State University Collegian, Outstanding Alabama State University Athlete, member of National Student Business League
University of West Florida (1980-81): Master’s of Business Administration courses
May 8, 1987 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pensacola, FL
St. Mary Catholic Church, Ft. Walton Beach, FL: Parochial Vicar
St. Mary Catholic Church, Ft. Walton Beach, FL: Administrator
St. Paul Catholic Church, Pensacola, FL: Parochial Vicar
Little Flower Catholic Church, Pensacola, FL: Administrator
Little Flower Catholic Church, Pensacola, FL: Pastor
Member, Council of Priests 1988-91, 2000-2003 (Chairman), 2004-present
Tribunal Advocate, 1989 – present
Serra Club of West Florida, spiritual director, 1990-1992
Permanent Diaconate Program, spiritual director and instructor, 1995 - 2003
Diocesan Commission for Catholic Schools, 1992-1998
Department of Ethnic Concerns, Director, 1993-1995
Joint Conference of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, 1983 - present
Most Reverend Joseph Lawson Howze
Former Bishop of Biloxi, MS
Born, August 30, 1923 in Daphne, ALOrdained to priesthood May 7, 1959 in Raleigh, NC
Most Pure Heart of Mary Grammar School, Mobile, AL
S.D. Bishop Junior College, Mobile, AL
Alabama State University, Montgomery, 1948, B.S.
Christ the King Seminary, Buffalo, NY
Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, University of Portland, OR, 1974
Doctor of Humanities, Sacred Heart College, Belmont, NC, 1977
Doctor of Laws Degree, St. Bonaventure University, NC, 1977
Doctor of Laws Degree, Manhattan College, NY, 1979
Pastor, Our Lady of Consolation, Charlotte, NCOrdained as Auxiliary Bishop of Natchez-Jackson, MS on January 28, 1973
Our Lady of Victory, Southern Pines, NC
Our Lady of Lourdes, Sanford, NC
St. Theresa of Avila, Duram, NC
St. Anthony, Asheville, NC
St. Lawrence, Ashevile, NC
First Bishop of Biloxi, MS on June 6, 1977Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J.
Bishop of Youngstown
Born, December 28, 1948, Camden, NJOrdained to priesthood on June 9, 1979
St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore
Entered Society of Jesus in 1972
Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, M.Div.
George Washington University, Washington, D.C., M. Phil., Ph.D.
President of Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, D.C.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Univ. of Detroit
Ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago on March 20, 1995
Coadjutor Bishop of St. Thomas, June 26, 1998, date of succession, Jan. 23, 1990Installed Bishop of Youngstown, March 29, 2007
Most Reverend Leonard James Olivier, S.V.D.
Former Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
Born, October 12, 1923, Lake Charles, LouisianaOrdained to priesthood on June 29, 1951
Sacred Heart of Jesus School, Lake Charles, LA
St. Augustine Seminary, Bay St. Lousi, MS
Divine Word College, Techny, IL
Divine Word College, Bay St. Louis, MS
St. Mary Seminary, Techny, IL
St. Augustine Seminary, Bay St. Louis, MS
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., M.A. Education
Rector, St. Augustine Seminary,Bay St. LouisOrdained as Auxiliary Bishop of Washington on December 20, 1988
Rector, Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa
Most Reverend Joseph Nathaniel Perry
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
Born, April 18 1948 in Chicago, ILOrdained as to priesthood on May 24, 1975 in Milwaukee
St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, IN, B.A.
St. Mary Seminary, M.Div.
St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., J.C.L.
Pastor, All Saints Church, MilwaukeeOrdained as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago on June 29, 1998
Judge, Appellate Court for the Ecclesiastical Province of Wisconsin
Administrative Tribunal, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Adjunct Professor, Canon law, Marquette University
Adjunct Professor, Sacred Heart Seminary, Hales Corners, WI
Lecturer, Canon Law, St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, IL
Most Reverend John H. Ricard, S.S.J.
Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee
Born, February 29, 1940 in Baton Rouge, LAOrdained to the priesthood on May 25, 1968
St. Francis Xavier, Baton Rouge, LA
Epiphany College, Newburgh, NY
St. Joseph Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, M.S.W.
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1985, D.S.W.
St. Peter Claver, New Orleans, 1968Ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore on July 2, 1984
Pastor, Holy Redeemer, Washington, D.C., 1972-1975
Holy Comforter, Washington, D.C., 1975-79
Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Washington, D.C., 1980-84
Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, March 13, 1997Most Reverend Guy A. Sansaricq
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
Born, October 6, 1934, Jeremie, HaitiOrdained to the priesthood in 1960
St. Paul’s Pontifical Seminary, Ottawa, Canada
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, MA
Sacred Heart ChurchMost Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D.
Pastor, St. Jerome
Prelate of Honor in 1999
Diocesan Coordinator of the Haitian Apostolate
National Haitian Apostolate
Co-founder Haitian-Americans United for Progress
Bishop of Memphis
Born, May 17, 1940, Vacherie, LAOrdained to the priesthood on January 6, 1967
St. Augustine Divine Word Seminary, Bay St. Louis, MS
Divine Word Novitiate, Conesus, NY 1957-59
First profession as member of Divine Word Missionaries, September 8, 1959
Divine Word Seminary, Conesus, NY 1959-1961
Divine Word Seminary, Techny, IL 1961-1963
Divine Word Seminary, Bay St. Louis, MS 1963-1967
Xavier University, New Orleans, M.A. in Guidance and Counseling
Assistant Dean of Students, Divine Word Seminary, Bay St. Louis, MSOrdained Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of St. Louis on February 10, 1984
Teacher, St. Stanislaus High School, Bay St. Louis, MS
Provincial Superior, Divine Word Missionaries, Southern Province
Bishop of Memphis, TN, May 5, 1993
Chairman, Committee for African American Catholics
USCC Domestic Policy Committee
Board of Directors, Catholic Church Extension Society
Board of Directors, The Catholic University of America
Board of Directors, National Civil Rights Museum
Board of Directors, Catholic Relief Services
Most Reverend Elliott G. Thomas
Former Bishop of St. Thomas
Born, July 15, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PAOrdained to the priesthood on June 6, 1986
Methodist Day School, Road Town, Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas, VI, Graduated in 1945
Howard University, B.S., Pharmacy, 1950
Served in the Armed Forces
Converted to Catholicism, 1957
Drug and Narcotic Control Officer, Dept. of Health, St. Thomas, VI
Founded Cathedral Pharmacy, Inc., St. Thomas, 1967
St. Vincent de Paul's, Boynton Beach, FL
Appointed Episcopal Vicar for Diocese of St. ThomasOrdained as Bishop of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin islands on December 12, 1993
Pastor, Holy Family Church, VI
Pastor, St. Ann, St. Croix
Dean, Diocese of St. Thomas
Vicar General, Diocese of St. Thomas
Retired July 1, 1999