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Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien
Biography

"Pastores Dabo Vobis"
("I will give you shepherds") –Jeremiah 3:15

Place of birth: Bronx, New York

EDUCATION
S.T.D. Angelicum University, Rome, 1976
(Dissertation: The Origin and Development of Moral Principles in the Theology of Paul Ramsey, Angelicum U. Press, 1976)
M.A. St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, N.Y., 1965
M.Div. St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, N.Y., 1964
B.A. St. Joseph's Seminary and College, Yonkers, N.Y., 1961
St. Mary's High School, Katonah, N.Y., 1957
Our Lady of Solace Grammar School, Bronx, N.Y., 1953

PRIESTLY MINISTRY
2007: Named Archbishop of Baltimore on 12 July 2007, upon the acceptance of the resignation of Cardinal William H.Keeler by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
1997: Named Archbishop for the Military Services on August 12, 1997, upon the acceptance of the resignation of Archbishop Joseph Dimino by His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Welcomed as Coadjutor Archbishop for the Military Services on May 25, 1997 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC.
Named as Coadjutor Archbishop for the Military Services on April 8, 1997 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
1996: Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of New York and Titular Bishop of Tizica on March 25, 1996 by John Cardinal O'Connor at St. Patrick's Cathedral, N.Y.C.
1994-1997: Appointed Rector, St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, N.Y.
1990-1994: Appointed Rector, Pontifical North American College, Rome
1985-1989: Appointed Rector, St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, N.Y.
1986: Elevated to Monsignor (Prelate of Honor)
1983-1985: Secretary of Cardinals Terence Cooke and John O'Connor
1981-1983: Director of Communications, Archdiocese of New York
1976-1981: Vice Chancellor of the Archdiocese of New York and Associate Pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral
1973-1976: Pontifical North American College
Doctoral Study: Angelicum University, Rome
1972-1973: Post Chaplain, Fort Gordon, G.A.
1971-1972: Chaplain, Vietnam - 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1st Cavalry Brigade
1970-1971: Chaplain, Fort Bragg, N.C. - 82nd Airborne Division
1970-1973: Army Chaplain, rank of Captain
1965-1970: Parish Priest/Chaplain (Civilian) - United States Military Academy, West Point
1965: Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New York, May 29, 1965

SOCIETIES
Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Canon Law Society, USA

BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Pontifical North American College, Rome
Member, Board of Trustees, St. Joseph's Seminary
Member, Board of Trustees, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

(Revised 7/07)

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