James John Hogan
|James John Hogan|
|Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown|
|Ordination||December 8, 1937|
|Consecration||February 25, 1960
by Bishop George W. Ahr
October 17, 1911|
|Died||June 14, 2005
Garvey Manor Nursing Home
|Education||Camden Catholic High School|
|Alma mater||St. Charles College|
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Hogan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and moved with his family to Camden, New Jersey, at a young age. After graduating from Camden Catholic High School, he studied at St. Charles College in Catonsville, Maryland; St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore; and Pontifical North American College in Rome. While in Rome, he was ordained to the priesthood on December 8, 1937.
On November 27, 1959, Hogan was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Trenton and Titular Bishop of Philomelium by Pope John XXIII. He received his episcopal consecration on February 25, 1960 from Bishop George W. Ahr, with Bishops James A. McNulty and James Griffiths serving as co-consecrators.
(Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, June 16 2005) In 1994, James J. Hogan was found liable for the actions of a Catholic pedophile priest, Father Francis Luddy, (http://www.aopc.org/OpPosting/Supreme/out/J-208-2004.mo.pdf) The jury found that the diocese and Bishop Hogan "knew that (Luddy) had a propensity for pedophilic behavior." Evidence and testimony are amptly demonstrated (http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2003_01_06/2003_02_24_Evans_EvidenceReveals.htm). The diocese and Hogan were "negligent in retaining him (Luddy) and his activities." The diocese paid $1.2 million in damages initially, and an additional $1 million award is pending.
On March 1, 2016, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced that as Bishop, Hogan was at the forefront of a major cover-up scandal involving the sexual assault of hundreds of children by Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown priests.
- "Retired Bishop James J. Hogan of Altoona-Johnstown dies at 93". Catholic News Service. 2005-06-15.
- "Bishop James John Hogan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.[self-published source]
|Catholic Church titles|
Joseph Carroll McCormick
|Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown
Joseph Victor Adamec
|Auxiliary Bishop of Trenton