William Tibertus McCarty
William Tibertus McCarty was born in Crossingville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to Timothy and Margaret (née Burns) McCarty. He was educated at the seminaries of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, more commonly known as the Redemptorists, in North East; Ilchester, Maryland; and Esopus, New York. He made his profession as a member of the Redemptorists on August 2, 1910 in Ilchester.
McCarty then returned to Pennsylvania and taught at St. Mary's College in North East from 1916 to 1917. He taught at Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary in Esopus (1918-1926), where he also served as prefect of studies (1921-1930). From 1930 to 1933, he was an assistant rector at the Mission Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He then returned to Mount St. Alphonsus as its rector, serving between 1933 and 1939. From 1939 to 1943, McCarty served as provincial of the Redemptorists' Eastern Province. During his tenure as provincial, he inaugurated fourteen Redemptorist foundations in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Brazil.
On January 2, 1943, McCarty was appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the U.S. Armed Forces and Titular Bishop of Anaea by Pope Pius XII. He received his episcopal consecration on the following January 25 from Archbishop Francis Spellman, with Bishops Molloy and O'Hara, C.S.C., serving as co-consecrators.
He was named Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota, on April 10, 1947. McCarty later succeeded the late John Jeremiah Lawler as the fourth Bishop of Rapid City upon the latter's death on March 11, 1948. He attended the Second Vatican Council between 1962 and 1965.
After twenty-one years of service, McCarty retired as Bishop of Rapid City on September 11, 1969; he was appointed Titular Bishop of Rotdon by Pope Paul VI on the same date. He resigned his titular see on January 13, 1971. He died in 1972, aged 83.
John Jeremiah Lawler
|Bishop of Rapid City
Harold Joseph Dimmerling