Craig J. N. de Paulo

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Craig J. N. de Paulo
Primate of the Old Catholic Confederation
Image Bishop Craig J. N. de Paulo.jpg
Ordination June 23, 2007
by Robert Mikhail Moskal
Consecration September 14, 2013
by Peter Paul Brennan, Rodney R. Michel, William J. Manseau
Personal details
Nationality United States
Denomination Old Catholic Confederation
Occupation Bishop, professor
Alma mater Pontifical Gregorian University

Craig John Neumann de Paulo is an American bishop. He is the primate of the Old Catholic Confederation and its archbishop in the United States.


De Paulo received a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1995 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.[1]


De Paulo is the primate of the Old Catholic Confederation (formed in 2013) and its Archbishop of the United States.[2] The confederation is independent from both the historic Old Catholic churches of Europe within the Union of Utrecht and the Union of Scranton which was formed in 2008.

De Paulo was ordained to the diaconate in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on March 24, 2007, and to the priesthood on June 23, 2007, by Eparch Robert Mikhail Moskal.[citation needed] Later that year, he was installed as pastor in East McKeesport, Pennsylvania.[3] He separated from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and was elected a bishop of the OCC on July 21, 2013, and consecrated to the episcopate on September 14, 2013, by Archbishop Peter Paul Brennan.

On December 25, 2013, the Church of the Province of West Africa's archbishop, Solomon Tilewa Johnson, appointed and licensed de Paulo as his episcopal commissary for North America.[4][5][unreliable source?][discuss]




  1. ^ Paulo, Craig J. N. de (1995). Being and conversion: a phenomenological ontology of radical restlessness (Ph.D.). Rome: Pontifical Gregorian University. OCLC 493600967. 
  2. ^, title= Primate of the Old Catholic Confederation and Archbishop of the United States
  3. ^ "From the 2007 family album". Carnegie, PA: Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church. Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
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  6. ^ "Appointments, admissions and promotions, February 2005". The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Feb 2005. Archived from the original on 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  7. ^ "Mass, convocation and investiture for the American delegation at the University Church of St. Joseph". 2004-12-10. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Book Reviews - Ambiguity in the Western Mind". American Catholic philosophical quarterly. Washington, DC: American Catholic Philosophical Association. 80 (2): 298. 2006. ISSN 1051-3558. 
  • Briggs, Richard S. (December 2006). "Reviewed work: Ambiguity in the Western Mind by Craig J. N. de Paulo, Patrick Messina, Marc Stier". Literature and Theology. Oxford University Press. 20 (4): 487–489. ISSN 0269-1205. JSTOR 23926981. 
Old Catholic Confederation Titles
New title Primate and Archbishop of the United States
2013 – present