Edmond Heelan

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Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. Edmond Heelan (February 5, 1868 – September 20, 1948) was an Irish-born clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Sioux City from 1920 until his death in 1948.

Biography[edit]

Edmond Heelan was born in Elton, County Limerick, to John and Anne (née Quish) Heelan.[1] He studied philosophy and theology at All Hallows College in Dublin, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1890.[2] He then came to the United States, where he became a curate (1890–1893) and rector (1893-1897) at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa.[1] He was pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Fort Dodge from 1897 to 1919.[1]

On December 21, 1918, Heelan was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Sioux City and Titular Bishop of Gerasa by Pope Benedict XV.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on April 8, 1919 from Archbishop James Keane, with Bishops James J. Davis and Patrick McGovern servign as co-consecrators.[2] As an auxiliary, he served as rector of the Cathedral of the Epiphany.[3]

Following the death of Bishop Philip Joseph Garrigan, Heelan was named the second Bishop of Sioux City on March 8, 1920.[2] During his nearly thirty-year tenure, he guided the diocese through the Great Depression and World War II, and greatly expanded Catholic education.[3] He died at age 80.

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Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.