James Francis McCarthy

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His Excellency
James Francis Mccarthy
Titular Bishop of Verrona
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Titular Bishop of Verrona
In office June 29, 1999 - June 15, 2002
Predecessor Eric Gerard Perkins
Ordination June 1, 1968
Consecration June 29, 1999
by John Joseph O'Connor
Personal details
Born (1942-07-09) July 9, 1942 (age 74)
Mount Kisco, New York
Styles of
James Francis McCarthy
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style not applicable

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 a sex scandal.[2]


  1. ^ James Francis McCarthy
  2. ^ "PLAYBOY BISHOP ; QUITS AFTER EGAN GETS LOVER'S LETTER". New York Post. 12 June 2002. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
Succeeded by