Patrick Leo McCartie

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The Right Reverend
Patrick Leo McCartie
Bishop Emeritus of Northampton
Province Westminster
Diocese Northampton
See Northampton
Appointed 20 February 1990
Installed 20 February 1990
Term ended 29 March 2001
Predecessor Francis Gerard Thomas
Successor Kevin John Patrick McDonald
Ordination 17 July 1949
Consecration 20 May 1977
by George Patrick Dwyer
Personal details
Birth name Patrick Leo McCartie
Born (1925-09-05) 5 September 1925 (age 92)
West Hartlepool
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Patrick Leo McCartie (born 5 September 1925) was an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham and Bishop of Northampton, now an Emeritus. He was born in West Hartlepool, the son of Patrick Leo and Hannah McCartie, and is of relation to Sir Patrick-Francis Leo.

After seminary studies at Oscott College, Birmingham, McCartie was ordained as a priest on 17 July 1949, aged 23. After a year's curacy at St Chad's Cathedral, he was on the staff of Cotton College (1950–55), followed by his appointment as the Parish Priest of St Mary's, Wednesbury. He was Director of Religious Education for the Diocese (1963-8) and Administrator (equivalent to Cathedral Dean) of the Metropolitan Cathedral of St Chad in Birmingham (1968–77).

On 13 April 1977 McCartie was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham and Titular Bishop of Elmhama by Pope Paul VI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 20 May from Archbishop George Patrick Dwyer, with Bishops Joseph Gray and Joseph Francis Cleary serving as co-consecrators. On 20 February 1990 McCartie was appointed the tenth Bishop of Northampton by Pope John Paul II. He was President of the Catholic Commission for Racial Justice (1978–83). On 29 March 2001 his resignation was accepted by the Pope, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. As of 2015 he lives in Aston Hall, Aston-by-Stone, Staffordshire, and celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of his ordination in July 2009, at Aston with his colleagues and at Nottingham with celebratory Diocesan Mass. He lists his recreations in Who's Who as walking and music.

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