John P. Dolan

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John Patrick Dolan
Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego
Titular Bishop of Uchi Maius
ArchdioceseLos Angeles
DioceseSan Diego
AppointedApril 19, 2017
InstalledJune 8, 2017
Other postsTitular Bishop of Uchi Maius
OrdinationJuly 1, 1989
ConsecrationJune 8, 2017
by Robert W. McElroy, Robert Brom, and Richard John Garcia
Personal details
Born (1962-06-08) June 8, 1962 (age 57)
San Diego, California
MottoAbide in my Love
Styles of
John Patrick Dolan
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

John Patrick Dolan (born June 8, 1962) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church and auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of San Diego.

Early life and education[edit]

Dolan was born June 8, 1962, in San Diego, California.[1] His parents are Catherine and Gerald Dolan. Dolan is the seventh of nine children.

Dolan attended the School of the Madeleine at St. Mary Magdalene Parish in San Diego. He attended the University of San Diego High School and, after graduating in 1981, he enrolled in St. Francis Seminary, a house of formation on the University of San Diego (USD) campus. After graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1985, he entered Saint Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California. After completing his Masters of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology in 1989, he was ordained for the Diocese of San Diego.[1]


On July 1, 1989, Dolan was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of San Diego by Bishop Leo Thomas Maher.[1]


Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego[edit]

On April 19, 2017, Pope Francis appointed Dolan auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of San Diego and titular bishop of the Diocese of Uchi Maius.[2][3] On June 8, 2017, Dolan was consecrated as bishop and is currently both Vicar General and Vicar for Clergy and Moderator of the Curia.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ "Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Martin Amos Of Davenport; Names Msgr. Thomas Zinkula As Successor; Pope Also Names Rev. John Dolan As Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego". Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Pope Francis appoints Father John Dolan as our new auxiliary bishop - April 19, 2017". Retrieved April 19, 2017.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego
Succeeded by