Christopher J. Coyne
|His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Christopher James Coyne
|Bishop of Burlington|
Bishop Christopher Coyne in 2012
|Appointed||December 22, 2014|
|Installed||January 29, 2015|
|Predecessor||Salvatore Ronald Matano|
|Ordination||June 7, 1986
by Bernard Francis Law
|Consecration||March 2, 2011
by Daniel M. Buechlein, Richard Lennon, and Paul D. Etienne
June 17, 1958 |
|Previous post||Auxiliary Bishop of Indianapolis|
|Motto||TRUST IN THE LORD|
Christopher James Coyne
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Early life and education
Coyne was born in Woburn, Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor's degree from UMass Lowell and earned a master's of divinity from St. John's Seminary in Brighton. He also has a doctorate in liturgy (SL.D) from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome.
Coyne was ordained priest on June 7, 1986, by Cardinal Bernard Francis Law. He was a professor of sacred liturgy and homiletics, as well as director of the pre-theology program at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. He also served as director for the Office of Worship as well as cabinet secretary for Communications and archdiocesan spokesman for the Archdiocese of Boston. For four years Coyne was pastor of Saint Margaret Mary Parish in Westwood, Massachusetts.
Auxiliary Bishop of Indianapolis
In January 2011, Pope Benedict XVI named Coyne an auxiliary bishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis and titular bishop of Mopta. On March 2, 2011, he was consecrated in St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis. He was the first auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis since 1933.
Bishop Coyne was appointed the apostolic administrator by Pope Benedict XVI, on September 21, 2011, upon the early retirement of Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein because of ill health. He served as apostolic administrator until the installation of Joseph William Tobin, C.SS.R. as the Archbishop of the archdiocese.
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
In November 2014, Bishop Coyne was elected chairman of the Committee on Communication of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Bishop of Burlington
- "Pope names Father Christopher Coyne auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis". www.thebostonpilot.com. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
- "† Archindy.org: The Criterion Online Edition - March 11, 2011". www.archindy.org. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
- "Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein". archindy.org. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
- Winters, Michael Sean (November 11, 2014). "Elections at the USCCB". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- "Pope nominates Bishop Coyne to diocese of Burlington, USA". Vatican Radio. December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- Donohue, Mike (December 22, 2014). "Coyne to become 10th Bishop of Burlington". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
|Catholic Church titles|
Salvatore Ronald Matano
|Bishop of Burlington
|Auxiliary Bishop of Indianapolis