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bishop , Catholic priest

Dominic Carmon, S.V.D. is an African-American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.


Carmon, Dominic was born on December 13, 1930 in Opelousas, Louisiana, United States.


He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans from 1993 to 2006. He served as a missionary to Papua New Guinea from 1961 to 1968. He was pastor of St. Elizabeth's Church (1968-1985) and of Our Lady of the Gardens Church (1985-1988), both in Chicago, Illinois, before serving as pastor of Holy Ghost Church in his native Opelousas.

On December 16, 1992, Carmon was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans and Titular Bishop of Rusicade by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on February 11, 1993 from Archbishop Francis Schulte, with Bishops Wilton Gregory and Harry Flynn serving as co-consecrators. After reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75, Carmon resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans on December 13, 2006.