Joseph Augustine Di Noia

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Joseph Augustine Di Noia

Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
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DioceseTitular Archdiocese of Oregon City
Predecessornone (new position)
Other postsVice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (2012–2013); Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (2009–2012); Under-Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (2002–2009)
Orders
OrdinationJune 4, 1970
ConsecrationJuly 11, 2009
Personal details
Born (1943-07-10) July 10, 1943 (age 76)
The Bronx, New York,
United States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materProvidence College
Dominican House of Studies
Yale University
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleYour Excellency

Joseph Augustine Di Noia OP (born July 10, 1943) is an American member of the Dominican Order who is a Roman Catholic archbishop and theologian. Since 2013 he has been Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He has held several other positions in the Roman Curia since 2002.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in the borough of the Bronx, part of New York City, Di Noia was baptized at the Capuchin-run Parish of the Immaculate Conception on Gun Hill Road.

Di Noia graduated with a bachelor's degree from Providence College in 1965 and entered the Dominican Province of St. Joseph. He went on to study philosophy at the order's faculty for philosophical formation at St. Stephen's Priory in Dover, Massachusetts, and then pursued his theological formation at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. He was ordained on June 4, 1970, having earned a Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in 1969. He went on to earn a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Dominican House of Studies in 1971 and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Yale University in 1980 with a dissertation entitled "Catholic Theology of Religions and Interreligious Dialogue".

Early career[edit]

Before beginning work on his doctorate at Yale, Di Noia served as an instructor of theology and assistant chaplain at Providence College from 1971–1974. After completing his doctorate, he returned to the Dominican House of Studies in 1980 and became a professor of systematic theology, a post he held until 1993. During his time there, he was also editor of The Thomist and was a founding director of the Intercultural Forum for Faith & Culture at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine.

From 1993 until 2001, Di Noia served as the executive director of the Secretiat for Doctrine & Pastoral Practices at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Di Noia served on the International Theological Commission from 1997 until 2002 and received the title of Master of Sacred Theology from the Order of Preachers in 1998.

From 2001–2002 he served as a visiting professor at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, New York.

Roman Curia assignments[edit]

He began his career in the Roman Curia when Pope John Paul II appointed him Under Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on April 4, 2002. [1]

On June 16, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and titular Archbishop of Oregon City.[2] He received episcopal consecration on July 11, 2009, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Cardinal William Levada was the principal consecrator and Archbishops Donald Wuerl and Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. served as principal co–consecrators.[citation needed] When he was reassigned after just three years, he said he was "flabbergasted".[3]

On June 26, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Vice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, serving under his former superior, Cardinal William Levada, who was its president. The commission was charged with overseeing the talks between the Holy See and the followers of the late, excommunicated, traditionalist Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, principally members of the Society of Saint Pius X led by Bishop Bernard Fellay.[4]

On September 21, 2013, Pope Francis named him Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.[5]

Books[edit]

  • The Diversity of Religions: A Christian Perspective (Catholic University of America Press, 1992)
  • The Love That Never Ends: A Key to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Our Sunday Visitor Press, 1996).
  • Grace in Season: The Riches of the Gospel in Seventy Sermons (Cluny Media, 2019). ISBN 978-1950970384

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 04.04.2002" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. April 4, 2002. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 16.06.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. June 16, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  3. ^ Glatz, Carol (June 27, 2012). "Pope names US archbishop to new post to aid talks with traditionalists". National Catholic Reporter. Catholic News Service. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  4. ^ "Nomina Del Vice Presidente Della Pontificia Commissione "Ecclesia Dei"". Vatican.va (in Italian). June 26, 2012. Archived from the original on August 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 21.09.2013" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. September 21, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2020.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Gianfranco Girotti
Under-Secretary of the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

2002–2009
Succeeded by
Damiano Marzotto Caotorta
Preceded by
Malcolm Ranjith
Secretary of the Congregation for
Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

2009–2012
Succeeded by
Arthur Roche
Preceded by
Camille Perl
Vice-President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei
2012–2013
Vacant
New office Adjunct Secretary of the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

2013–present
Incumbent