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bishop emeritus

John Edward McCarthy, bishop emeritus. Member Catholic Conference for Urban Ministry.


McCarthy, John Edward was born on June 21, 1930 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of George Gaskell and Grace Veronica (O'Brien) McCarthy.


Attended, St. Mary's Seminary, Houston, 1956. Master of Arts, St. Thomas University, Houston, 1979.


Ordained priest Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, 1956. Served various Houston Catholic parishes. Executive director National Bishops Committee for Spanish speaking, 1966-1968.

Assistant director Social Action Office, United States Catholic Conference, 1967-1969. Executive director Texas Catholic Conference, Houston, 1973-1979. Ordained bishop, 1979.

Auxiliary bishop Diocese of Galveston-Houston, 1979—1985. Bishop Diocese of Austin, Texas, 1986—2001, bishop emeritus, since 2001. Board directors National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, Mexican-American Cultural Center, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, since 1981, St. Thomas University, Houston, since 1980.


Member Catholic Conference for Urban Ministry.


George Gaskell McCarthy

Grace Veronica (O'Brien) McCarthy