Michael Dempsey (bishop)

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The Most Reverend

Michael Dempsey
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
ChurchCatholic Church
SeeTitular See of Truentum
In officeJune 13, 1968 - January 8, 1974
OrdinationMay 1, 1943
by Samuel Stritch
ConsecrationJune 13, 1968
by John Cody
Personal details
BornSeptember 10, 1918
Chicago, Illinois, USA
DiedJanuary 8, 1974(1974-01-08) (aged 55)
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Michael Dempsey (September 10, 1918 – January 8, 1974) was an American Bishop of the Catholic Church. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago from 1968-1974.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Michael Ryan Patrick Dempsey was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 1, 1943 by Archbishop Samuel Stritch. On June 13, 1968 Pope Paul VI appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Truentum and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. He was consecrated by Cardinal John Cody on June 13, 1968. The principal co-consecrators were Bishops Ernest John Primeau of Manchester and Cletus F. O'Donnell of Madison. He continued to serve as an auxiliary bishop until his death on January 8, 1974.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Bishop Michael Ryan Patrick Dempsey". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  2. ^ "Bishops who are not Ordinaries of Sees". Giga-Catholic. Retrieved 2013-07-17.