John E. McCarthy
McCarthy was born in Houston, Texas, to George McCarthy and Grace O'Brien McCarthy. McCarthy graduated from St. Thomas High School in Houston,TX and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 1956. He was also awarded a master's degree in theology from the University of St. Thomas in 1979.
Priest and bishop
McCarthy was ordained to the priesthood May 25, 1956 for the Diocese of Galveston. McCarthy was consecrated auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston on March 14, 1979.
After serving as Houston's auxiliary bishop, he was appointed Bishop of Austin on December 24, 1985, and installed on February 26, 1986.
Pope John Paul accepted McCarthy's resignation on Jan 2, 2001.
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Vincent Madeley Harris
|Bishop of Austin
Gregory Michael Aymond
|Auxiliary Bishop of Galveston-Houston
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