James Francis McCarthy

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James Francis McCarthy
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York
Titular Bishop of Verrona
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseNew York
AppointedMay 11, 1999
InstalledJune 29, 1999
Term endedJune 15, 2002
Other postsTitular Bishop of Verrona
OrdinationJune 1, 1968
ConsecrationJune 29, 1999
by John Joseph O'Connor, William Wakefield Baum, and Edwin Frederick O’Brien
Personal details
Born (1942-07-09) July 9, 1942 (age 76)
Mount Kisco, New York
MottoEvangelium gratiæ Dei
Styles of
Francis McCarthy
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

James Francis McCarthy (born July 9, 1942) is a former American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York starting in 1999, resigning in 2002.


Born in Mount Kisco, New York,[1] McCarthy was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1968, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

On May 22, 1999, he was appointed titular bishop of 'Verrona' and auxiliary bishop of the New York Archdiocese and was consecrated a bishop on June 29, 1999.

On June 15, 2002, he resigned due to revelations of multiple sexual affairs with women.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bishop James Francis McCarthy". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "Playboy Bishop; Quits After Egan Gets Lover's Letter". New York Post. June 12, 2002. Retrieved May 3, 2014.

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
Succeeded by