J. Michael Miller

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John Michael Miller,

Archbishop of Vancouver
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InstalledJanuary 2, 2009
PredecessorRaymond Roussin
Other posts2003 Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education
OrdinationJune 29, 1975
ConsecrationJanuary 12, 2004
Personal details
Birth nameJohn Michael Miller
Born (1946-07-09) July 9, 1946 (age 72)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NationalityAmerican, Canadian
DenominationRoman Catholic
Alma mater
  • Veritati Servire
  • (To Serve the Truth)
Styles of
John Michael Miller, CSB
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

John Michael Miller, CSB (born July 9, 1946) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is currently Archbishop of Vancouver and its 475,000 Catholics. Miller succeeded to this post in January 2009, after serving as Coadjutor Archbishop from June 1, 2007. He was previously Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, and thus a senior official of the Roman Curia.

Curriculum vitae[edit]

He was born on July 9, 1946, in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Miller became a naturalized American citizen on March 28, 2003.

Ordination and service[edit]

Miller joined the Congregation of St. Basil in 1966 and was ordained a priest by Pope Paul VI on June 29, 1975. He received the degree of bachelor of arts from the University of Toronto in 1969, a bachelor's degree in theology from University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto in 1974, a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1976, and a doctoral degree from the Gregorian in 1979. In 1972, Miller spent a year teaching a political science course to grade 13 students at St. Joseph's High School in Ottawa's west end. From there he spent eight years at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas. From 1992 to 1997, Miller served in the Secretariat of State of the Holy See. In 1997, Miller returned to the University of Saint Thomas, where he served as President until November 25, 2003 when he was appointed by the Pope to preside as Secretary of the Congregation of Catholic Education.


On November 25, 2003, Pope John Paul II appointed him Titular Archbishop of Vertara, in addition to his aforementioned work with the Congregation for Catholic Education. Miller received his episcopal consecration on January 12, 2004 from Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, with Bishops Joseph Fiorenza and Ronald Peter Fabbro serving as co-consecrators.


  • J. Michael Miller has published seven books on topics ranging from the Holy See’s teaching on Catholic schools, to the development of the papacy and the encyclicals of Pope John Paul II. His works include The Shepherd and the Rock: Origins, Development, and Mission of the Papacy (1995) and the Encyclicals of John Paul II (2nd ed., 2001).[1][2][3]

His book The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools is currently in use in the 45 schools of the Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese.[1]


The Archbishop was given the honorary degree, Doctorate of Letters and Laws from the University of Dallas in 2006, where he gave the commencement speech.


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