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Early Life (1944-1963)

  • Born: September 26, 1944 in Concordia, Kansas
  • Elementary School: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grade School, Concordia, Kansas
  • High School: St. Francis Seminary High School, Victoria, Kansas

The Student (1963-1970)

  • 1965: Joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, St. Augustine Province
  • 1967: B.A. in Philosophy, St. Fidelis College, Herman, Pennsylvania
  • St. Conrad Novitiate, Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1968: Perpetual vows (July 14)
  • 1969: Studies in Psychology, Catholic University, Washington, DC
  • 1970: M.A. in Religious Education, Capuchin College, Washington, DC

The Priest (1970-1988)

  • 1970: Ordained to the priesthood (August 29)
  • M.A. in Theology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1971.
  • 1971-1974: Instructor in Theology and Spiritual Director at St. Fidelis College Seminary, Herman, Pennsylvania
  • 1974-1977: Executive Secretary and Director of Communications, Capuchin Province of St. Augustine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1977-1983: Vicar Provincial, Capuchin Province of Mid-America
  • 1977-1980: Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Thornton, Colorado
  • 1980-1983: Provincial Secretary and Treasurer, Capuchin Province of Mid-America, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1981-1983: Director of Postulants and Vocation Director, Capuchin Province of Mid-America
  • 1983-1988: Provincial Minister/Chief Executive Officer, Capuchin Province of Mid-America, Denver, Colorado; elected 1983 and reelected to a second three-year term, April 2, 1986.

The Bishop (1988-present)

  • 1988: Appointed Bishop of Rapid City (April 11)
  • 1988: Consecrated Bishop (July 26)
  • 1997: Appointed Archbishop of Denver (February 18)
  • 1997: Installed as Archbishop of Denver (April 7)