AB, St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1947. Doctor of Canon Law, Catholic University America, 1954. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Anselm's College, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1964.
Doctor of Juridical Science (honorary), College of Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1989.
Associate pastor, various churches, Massachusetts, 1947-1950;
secretary to metropolitan tribunal, Archdiocese of Boston, 1950-1951;
professor canon law and moral theology, St. John's Seminary, 1954-1958;
professor canon law, Catholic U. American, Washington, since 1958;
vice provost, dean graduate studies, Catholic U. American, Washington, 1974-1983;
academic vice president, Catholic University American, Washington, 1983-1985;
O'Brien-O'Connor Distinguished Professor of canon law, since 1990. Director secretariat Bishop's Committee on Liturgy, National Conference Catholic Bishops, Washington, 1965-1975. President Liturgical Conference, 1959-1962, 64-65.
Treasurer International Commission English in Liturgy, since 1964. Board directors American Council on Education. Trustee Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland.
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Member American Association of University Professors, Canon Law Society of America (Role of Law award 1973), Catholic Theological Society of America (John Courtney Murray award 1990), North America Academy Liturgy (Berakah award 1979), Catholic Commission Cultural and Intellectual Affairs, Association Catholic Colleges and Universities (board directors 1979-1980, chairman 1980-1982), Joint Committee Catholic Learned Societies and Scholars (chairman).