Edwin Michael Conway

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Most Reverend

Edwin Michael Conway
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeTitular See of Augurus
In officeMarch 20, 1995 - August 9, 2004
OrdinationMay 3, 1960
by Albert Gregory Meyer
ConsecrationMarch 20, 1995
by Joseph Bernardin
Personal details
BornMarch 6, 1934
Chicago, Illinois
DiedAugust 9, 2004(2004-08-09) (aged 70)
Chicago, Illinois

Edwin Michael Conway (March 6, 1934 - August 9, 2004) was an American Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago from 1995-2004.

Early life and education[edit]

Edwin Michael Conway was born in Chicago, Illinois, the second son of Edwin and Nellie Conway.[1] He attended Our Lady of the Angels School on the city's west side and graduated from Quigley Preparatory Seminary and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a Master of Divinity. In 1970 he received a master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago.[2]


Conway was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago by Cardinal Albert Gregory Meyer on May 3, 1960. His first two assignments were as an associate pastor at two Chicago parishes: St. Bonaventure (1960-1965) and at St. Mary of the Lake (1965-1967).[3] After graduating from Loyola he went to work for Catholic Charities in the archdiocese full-time where he held a variety of positions, including its administrator.


On January 24, 1995 Pope John Paul II named Conway titular Bishop of Augurus and auxiliary bishop of Chicago. He was consecrated by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. Chicago auxiliary bishops Alfred Leo Abramowicz and Timothy Joseph Lyne were the principal co-consecrators.[4] He served as Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate II from 1995-2003. On August 19, 2003 he was appointed by Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I. as the Vicar General of the archdiocese. He held that position until he died from esophageal cancer on August 9, 2004.


  1. ^ Michelle Martin (2004-08-10). "'A sad day' Bishop Edwin Conway, vicar general, dies". The Catholic New World. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  2. ^ James Janega (2004-08-10). "Bishop Edwin M. Conway, 70". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  3. ^ "Most Reverend Edwin M. Conway, D.D." (PDF). Archdiocese of Chicago. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  4. ^ "Bishop Edwin Michael Conway". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-07-16.[self-published source]