Joseph Patrick Donahue

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Most Reverend

Joseph P. Donahue
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeTitular See of Emmaüs
AppointedJanuary 27, 1945
In officeMarch 19, 1945 - April 26, 1959
OrdinationJune 8, 1895
ConsecrationMarch 19, 1945
by Francis Spellman
Personal details
BornNovember 6, 1870
New York, New York
DiedApril 26, 1959(1959-04-26) (aged 88)
New York, New York

Joseph Patrick Donahue (November 6, 1870 – April 26, 1959) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York from 1945-1959.


Born in New York City, Joseph Donahue was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New York on June 8, 1895.

Pope Pius XII appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Emmaüs and Auxiliary Bishop of New York on January 27, 1945.[citation needed] He was consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Francis Spellman on March 19, 1945.[1] The principal co-consecrators were Bishops John O'Hara, C.S.C. of Buffalo and New York Auxiliary Bishop James McIntyre.

Bishop Donahue continued to serve as an auxiliary bishop until his death on April 26, 1959 at the age of 88.[2]

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  1. ^ "Bishop Joseph Patrick Donahue". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-03-01.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-03-01.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
Succeeded by