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John M. Quinn

John M. Quinn

American bishop
John M. Quinn
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Quick Facts

Intro American bishop
Is Priest
From United States of America
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 17 December 1945, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Age 75 years
Star sign Sagittarius
John M. Quinn
The details (from wikipedia)


John Michael Quinn (born December 17, 1945) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona.


Quinn blessing oils in 2017

The youngest of three children, John Quinn was born in Detroit, Michigan to George and Mary Quinn. He attended St. Anthony High School and Sacred Heart Major Seminary, from where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in philosophy. He also earned a Master of Divinity from St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, as well as Master's degrees in religious studies and systemic theology from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Quinn was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Walter Schoenherr on March 17, 1972. He completed his graduate studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Quinn was an associate pastor in Farmington and Harper Woods before becoming pastor of St. Luke Church in Detroit. In 1990, he was raised to the rank of Honorary Prelate of His Holiness. He also served as the archdiocesan director for justice and peace and for education (1990–2003), and Cardinal Adam Maida's delegate to his alma mater of Sacred Heart Seminary (where he was an adjunct member of the faculty).

On July 7, 2003, Quinn was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and Titular Bishop of Ressiana. He received his episcopal consecration on the following August 12 from Cardinal Maida, with Cardinal Szoka and Bishop Schoenherr serving as co-consecrators. Cantú selected as his episcopal motto: "Rejoice in Hope" (Romans 12:12).

Quinn was later named Coadjutor Bishop of Winona, Minnesota on October 15, 2008, being formally installed on December 11. He succeeded his longtime friend and the incumbent Ordinary, Bernard Harrington, upon the Vatican's official acceptance of the latter's retirement on May 7, 2009.

Episcopal succession

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bernard Harrington
Bishop of Winona
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
Succeeded by
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