Vincent Joseph Hines

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Vincent Joseph Hines (September 14, 1912—April 23, 1990) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Bishop of Norwich from 1960 to 1975.

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Hines was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 2, 1937.[1] He became an Army chaplain in 1942 and served in France after the Normandy invasion; he was later awarded a Bronze Star Medal.[2]

On November 27, 1959, Hines was appointed the second Bishop of Norwich by Pope John XXIII.[1] He received his episcopal consecration on March 17, 1960 from Archbishop Henry Joseph O'Brien, with Bishops Bernard Joseph Flanagan and John Francis Hackett serving as co-consecrators.[1] During his tenure, he led a $1 million fundraising campaign to build diocesan high schools, and established two in Middletown, Xavier for boys in 1963 and Mercy for girls in 1965.[2] He also named the first nun to head a diocesan school system in Connecticut, and established a retired priests' program.[2] He attended the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965.

After fifteen years as bishop, Hines resigned on June 5, 1975.[1] He spent his retirement in Wilton, where he served as chaplain to the School Sisters of Notre Dame.[2] He later died at St. Francis Hospital, aged 77.[2]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bernard Joseph Flanagan
Bishop of Norwich
1960—1975
Succeeded by
Daniel Patrick Reilly