Edmund Michael Dunne

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Edmund Michael Dunne (February 2, 1864 – October 17, 1929) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Peoria from 1909 until his death in 1929.

Biography[edit]

Edmund Dunne was born in Chicago, Illinois, to an Irish family, and attended the parochial school of Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago.[1] He studied at St. Ignatius College in Chicago before entering Niagara University in New York.[2] He completed his theological studies at the American College in Leuven, Belgium.[2] He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Patrick Feehan on June 24, 1887.[3]

Dunne furthered his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, from where he obtained a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1890.[2] Following his return to the United States, he received his first pastorate at St. Columbkille Church in Chicago, where he remained for eight years.[2] He was later named pastor of Guardian Angels Parish and chancellor of the Archdiocese of Chicago.[2]

On June 30, 1909, Dunne was appointed the second Bishop of Peoria by Pope Pius X.[3] He received his episcopal consecration on the following September 1 from Archbishop Diomede Falconio, O.F.M., with Bishops John Janssen and Peter Muldoon serving as co-consecrators.[3] He served as the spiritual leader of Catholics in Central Illinois for twenty years, until his death at age 65.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Lancaster Spalding
Bishop of Peoria
1909—1929
Succeeded by
Joseph Henry Leo Schlarman