John R. Gorman

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John Robert Gorman
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Chicago
Titular Bishop of Catula
AppointedFebruary 16, 1988
InstalledApril 11, 1988
Term endedJanuary 24, 2003
Other postsTitular Bishop of Catula
OrdinationMay 1, 1956
by Samuel Stritch
ConsecrationApril 11, 1988
by Joseph Bernardin, Alfred Leo Abramowicz, and Nevin William Hayes
Personal details
Born (1925-12-11) December 11, 1925 (age 93)
Chicago, Illinois
MottoIn spiritu Jesu
Styles of
John Robert Gorman
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

John Robert Gorman (born December 11, 1925) is an American retired prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois from 1988 to 2003.


Early life, education and ordination[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gorman was ordained a priest for the Chicago Archdiocese on May 1, 1956.

Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago[edit]

On February 16, 1988, he was appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and Titular Bishop of Catula by Pope John Paul II.[citation needed] He received his episcopal consecration on April 11, 1988 from the Archbishop of Chicago, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, and served as Auxiliary Bishop and Episcopal Vicar under Cardinal Bernardin and his successor, the present Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, Francis Eugene Cardinal George. Gorman's retirement was accepted by Pope John Paul II on January 24, 2003.[1]

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Chicago
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
Succeeded by