Educated, St. Joseph Seminary, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, 1947.
Assistant pastor, Cut Off, Louisiana, 1947-1950;
assistant pastor, New Orleans, 1950-1958;
chaplain, Ursuline Convent and National Shrine Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 1958-1963;
pastor, St. John's Church, New Orleans, 1963-1970;
assistant director, Society for Propagation of Faith, 1950-1960;
director, Society for Propagation of Faith, 1962;
communications director, Archdiocese New Orleans, 1962;
founding editor, Clarion Herald newspaper, 1963-1974;
priest in residence, Saints Peter and Paul Church, New Orleans, 1970-1972;
pastor, Holy Trinity Church, New Orleans, 1972-1974;
pastor, St. Rose of Lima Church, New Orleans, 1974-1976;
pastor, St. Clement of Rome Church, Metairie, Louisiana, 1976-1984;
chaplain, Port of New Orleans, 1984-1988;
pastor, Church of Infant Jesus, Harvey, Louisiana, since 1988. National secretary Catholic Broadcasters Association, 1963-1965. Member United States Catholic bishops subcommittee on Catholic-Jewish relations, 1965.
Named prelate of honor, 1980.
Director Stella Maris Maritime Center, 1984-1988. Chaplain Harbor Police, Port of New Orleans, 1984-1988. Member National Conference Seafarers, 1984, president, since 1986, member legal advising committee Center for Seafarers Rights, 1986.
Member National Catholic Conference for Seafarers, 1984, president, 1986-1988. Member Catholic Press Association (1st Place awards for general excellence 1963-1965), Sociedad Espanola New Orleans (founding secretary-treasurer), Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (knight 1978, knight commander 1983, master of ceremonies 1986, Gold Palms of Jerusalem medallion 1993).