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Michael J. Fitzgerald (bishop)

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Michael J. Fitzgerald
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Michael J. Fitzgerald (born May 23, 1948) is an American Roman Catholic priest. He was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by Pope Benedict XVI on June 22, 2010[1] and ordained on August 6, 2010.

Early life and career

Michael Fitzgerald was born in

He graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1970, and earned a Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 1973.[4] He served as a judicial clerk in the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County from 1973 to 1975, and then worked in private practice.[2] After feeling called to the priesthood, he consulted his pastor and then entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook in 1975.[2] He earned a Master of Divinity degree from St. Charles in 1980.[4]


On May 17, 1980, Fitzgerald was

Fitzgerald then furthered his studies at the

From 2004 to 2007, Fitzgerald was vice-rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.


On June 22, 2010, Fitzgerald was appointed auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia and titular bishop of Tamallula by Pope Benedict XVI.[5] He received his episcopal consecration on August 6, 2010 from Cardinal Justin Francis Rigali at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.[5] in a joint ordination with John J. McIntyre, also made an auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia at the same time.[6]


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