Loading
Philadelphia auxiliary appointed as Bishop of Harrisburg
Bishop Joseph McFadden.
Bishop Joseph McFadden.

.- On Tuesday morning, Pope Benedict XVI appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia to become the 10th Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Bishop Joseph Patrick McFadden, 63, will be installed in his new position on August 18 at St. Patrick's Cathedral. His appointment will fill the seat that became vacant in January 2010 when Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades was named Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind.

According to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Bishop McFadden was born in 1947.  A Philadelphia native, he played basketball and was valedictorian of his high school class.

He then attended St. Joseph University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science.  After spending a few years teaching, he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. 

In 1981, he was ordained a priest for the archdiocese and served as parochial vicar before being appointed administrative secretary to Cardinal John Krol, who was Archbishop of Philadelphia at the time.

In 1993, Bishop McFadden was chosen as the first president of Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Pa.  After serving for three years as a parish pastor, he became an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2004.

Bishop McFadden's new diocese is comprised of 248,000 Catholics, 179 priests and 394 religious.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

3D Church mapping
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Jul
31

Liturgical Calendar

July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Gospel
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 18: 1-6
Gospel:: Mt 13: 47-53

Saint of the Day

St. Ignatius of Loyola »

Saint
Date
07/28/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Homily
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: