Michael Duca

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Michael Gerard Duca
Bishop of Shreveport
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese New Orleans
Diocese Shreveport
Appointed April 1, 2008
Installed May 19, 2008
Predecessor William Benedict Friend
Ordination April 29, 1978
by Thomas Ambrose Tschoepe
Consecration May 19, 2008
by Alfred Clifton Hughes, Michael Sheehan, and Kevin Farrell
Personal details
Born (1952-06-05) June 5, 1952 (age 64)
Dallas, Texas
(Spera in Domino)
Styles of
Michael Gerard Duca
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Michael Gerard Duca (born 5 June 1952) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who serves as bishop of the Diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana since his installation on 19 May 2008.


Duca attended elementary and secondary school in Dallas and graduated from Bishop Lynch High School in 1970. He attended Holy Trinity Seminary from 1970 to 1978, and while there received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master of divinity degree in theology from the adjacent University of Dallas.

Duca was ordained a priest on 29 April 1978 in Dallas, Texas. He was educated in the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) training as a canonist.

He served the Diocese of Dallas as a vocations director, chaplain at Dallas' Southern Methodist University both from 1985 to 1992. Before his appointment as bishop he was the rector of Dallas' Holy Trinity Seminary.

He was appointed to Shreveport by Pope Benedict XVI on 1 April 2008[1][2] and raised to the episcopate on 19 May. He was consecrated bishop of the Shreveport diocese at the Shreveport Convention Center, with approximately 3,000 people in attendance.

Duca was one of the regular panelists on the American Religious Townhall. Diocese of Shreveport celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Shreveport Convention Center.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Msgr. Michael Duca appointed as bishop for Diocese of Shreveport Catholic News Agency, April 1, 2008
  2. ^ "Bishop Michael Gerard Duca". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Benedict Friend
Bishop of Shreveport
Succeeded by