Skip to comments.Official: Aux. Bp. Earl Boyea takes over Lansing Diocese
Posted on 02/27/2008 10:07:06 AM PST by NYer
From the Italian Vatican bulletino, Earl Boyea will be the fifth bishop of Lansing:
"Il Papa ha nominato Vescovo di Lansing (U.S.A.) S.E. Mons. Earl A. Boyea, finora Vescovo titolare di Siccenna ed Ausiliare dellarcidiocesi di Detroit.
S.E. Mons. Earl A. Boyea."
Bishop Boyea was born April 10, 1951. His home parish was Our Lady of the Lakes in Waterford where he attended the parish school. After eighth grade, he entered Sacred Heart Seminary High School and then attended its college, where he earned a B.A. in history. From there, he went to the North American College in Rome and studied at the Gregorian University, where he received an S.T.B in 1976 and an S.T.L. in biblical theology in 1980.
He was ordained a priest on May 20, 1978. After ordination, he served as associate pastor at St. Michael Parish, Monroe, and then at St. Timothy Parish, Trenton. After a brief stint as the temporary administrator at St. Christine Parish, Detroit, he returned to Sacred Heart Seminary as professor of church history and scripture. In addition to assisting with Masses on weekends, Father Boyea earned an M.A. in American history from Wayne State University in 1984. In 1987, he received his Ph.D. in church history from the Catholic University of America. From 1990 through 2000, he served as dean of studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and in 2000, was named a prelate of honor.
In February 2000, Msgr. Boyea became rector/president of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He served there until he was named auxiliary bishop of Detroit and titular bishop of Siccenna. He was ordained a bishop Sept. 13, 2002. His motto, in manus tuas (into your hands), is taken from the final words of Jesus on the cross, according to the Gospel of Luke.
I'm betting on Detroit Auxiliary, Bishop Earl Boyea, but it's anyone's guess. I've found Boyea to be one of the more articulate voices among those who speak regularly at the Bishop's Conference meetings, so that would be nice. I'm also of the opinion that Boyea might have the gumption to intervene with Governor Granholm and her scandelous promotion of abortion.
Bishop Boyea was my rector when I was a seminarian at the Pontifical College Josephinum. He was also the academic dean at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and has a more-than-adequate academic background to oversee a diocese with two of the state's most significant universities.
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New bishop ping!
Sounds like a good one. Thanks for posting.
For your list. What do you think?