Timothy J. Corbett

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Timothy J. Corbett (June 10, 1858—July 20, 1939) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Crookston from 1910 to 1938.

Biography[edit]

Timothy Corbett was born in Mendota, Minnesota, and raised in Minneapolis.[1] He was privately educated by Father James McGolrick, who sent him to study at the lower seminary of Meximieux in France in 1876.[1] In 1880 he enrolled at the Grand Seminary of Montreal in Canada, and completed his studies at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts.[1]

Corbett was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of St. Paul on June 12, 1886.[2] In 1889, he became rector of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Duluth.[1] He also served as chancellor of the Diocese of Duluth.[3]

On April 9, 1910, Corbett was appointed the first Bishop of the newly erected Diocese of Crookston by Pope Pius X.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 19 from Archbishop John Ireland, with Bishops James McGolrick and James Trobec serving as co-consecrators.[2] During his 28-year tenure, he established over 50 churches and 12 schools through soliciting funds.[3]

On June 25, 1938, Corbett retired as Bishop of Crookston; he was appointed titular bishop of Vita by Pope Pius XI on the same date.[2] He died over a year later at age 81.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d O'Donnell, John Hugh (1922). The Catholic Hierarchy of the United States, 1790-1922. Washington, D.C. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bishop Timothy J. Corbett". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. 
  3. ^ a b "History of the Diocese". Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
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Bishop of Crookston
1910–1938
Succeeded by
John Hubert Peschges