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Joseph Michael Kakalec, American priest. ordained priest, Roman Catholic church, 1967.


Kakalec, Joseph Michael was born on February 23, 1930 in McAdoo, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Peter and Mary (Pensock) Kakalec.


Bachelor of Science in Foreign Svc., Georgetown University, 1953; Philosophy, Master of Arts in Political Science, St. Saint Louis University, 1962; Master of Divinity, Woodstock College, 1968; postgraduate, University of Pennsylvania, 1968-1970.


Founder, counselor, North Center Community Organisation, Philadelphia, 1970-1974; executive director, Philadelphia Council Neighborhoods, 1974-1982; teacher, West Catholic High School Girls, Philadelphia, 1974-1982; executive director, Regional Council Neighborhood Orgns., Philadelphia, since 1982; instructor politics, St. Joseph's U., Philadelphia, since 1989. Consultant, organizer Metropolitan Christian Council Philadelphia. Instructor polit science and regionalism, Temple University, Philadelphia, since 1988.


  • Ordained priest, Roman Catholic church, 1967.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on urban problems to numerous publications.


Past board directors Cedar Park Neighbors, Women in Transition, Philadelphia Council Neighborhood Education, Philadelphia Century Four Celebration Committee, Philadelphia City-Wide Development Corporation, others. Member Cardinal's Urban Affairs Commission on Human Relations, Philadelphia, Urban Affairs Partnership, For the People, Inc., Chester, Pennsylvania. Member Society of Jesus.


Peter Kakalec

Mary (Pensock) Kakalec