Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan has been archbishop of New York since 2009, when he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI. Previously, the Cardinal served as Archbishop of Milwaukee, where he was appointed by John Paul II in 2002. He briefly served as auxiliary bishop of St. Louis in 2001.

A native of St. Louis, Cardinal Dolan was ordained to the priesthood in 1976, serving for some years as a pastor and subsequently as vice-rector and professor of Church History at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, while also teaching theology at St. Louis University. Following a five-year term as secretary to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C.

From 1994-2001, he was rector of the North American College in Rome, while also teaching Church History at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas. Cardinal Dolan has served as chairman of Catholic Relief Services and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic University of America. He also is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, the Vatican Congregation for Eastern Churches and the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

In 2010, he was elected to a three-year term as president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, where he now serves as chair of the Bishop’s Committee on Pro-Life activities. On Jan. 6, 2012, he was appointed to the College of Cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI.