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Adam Joseph Cardinal Maida

Adam Joseph Cardinal Maida, American cardinal, archbishop. Bar: Pennsylvania, United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania, United States Supreme Court.


  • Maida, Adam Joseph Cardinal was born on March 18, 1930 in East Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1952. Licentiate of Sacred Theology, St. Mary's University, Baltimore, 1956. Juris Canonici Licentiatus, Lateran University, Rome, 1960.

      Juris Doctor, Duquesne University, 1964.


    • Ordained priest Diocese of Pittsburgh, 1956, associate pastor through vice-chancellor, general counsel, 1956—1984. Ordained bishop, 1984. Bishop Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1984—1989.

      Archbishop Archdiocese of Detroit, 1990—2009, archbishop emeritus, since 2009. Elevated to cardinal, 1994. Cardinal-priest Ss. Vitale, Valerian, Gervasio & Protasio, since 1994.

      Superior Cayman Islands, Antilles, since 2000. Past assistant professor theology, LaRoche College. Past adjunct professor, Duquesne University School Law.

      Member Congregation for Catholic Education, Congregation for the Clergy, Pontifical Council for Interpretation of Legislation Texts, Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant Peoples, Cardinal Commission for the Supervision of the Institute for Works of Religion, Roman Curia.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania, United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania, United States Supreme Court.


    • Author, Ownership Control & Sponsorship of Catholic Institutions, 1975, Church Property, Church Finances and Church-Related Corporations, A Canon Law Handbook, 1983. Educated, The Tribunal Reporter, 1970, Issues in the Labor-Management Dialogue: Church Perspectives, 1983.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Trustee, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic University American, Michigan Catholic Conference, Papal Foundation Philadelphia. Chairman board trustees, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, S.S. Cyril & Methodius Seminary. Member board governor Ave Maria School Law.

    Board director National Catholic Bioethics Center. Member of United States Conference Bishops.
    Adam Joseph Cardinal Maida
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    • 1952
      St. Vincent College
    • 1956
      St. Mary's University
    • 1960
      Lateran University
    • 1964
      Duquesne University
    • 1984 - 1989
      bishop Diocese of Green Bay
      Wisconsin, United States
    • 1984
      ordained bishop
    • 1990 - 2009
      archbishop Archdiocese of Detroit
    • 1994
      elevated to cardinal
    • 1994
      cardinal-priest Ss. Vitale
    • 2009
      archbishop Archdiocese of Detroit
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