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Cantwell, John Joseph

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1947 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen

1874 – Archbishop Cantwell was born in Limerick, Ireland on the 1st of December.

1899 – He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco on the 18th of June and was initially assigned as curate of Berkeley’s St. Joseph The Workman parish.

         – Father Cantwell established the Newman Club at the University of California, Berkeley, served as first chaplain.

1906 – San Francisco Archbishop Patrick W. Riordan appointed Cantwell his secretary, and he moved from Berkeley to the Archbishop Residence at 1000 Fulton Street.

1917 – Pope Benedict XV appointed John J. Cantwell Bishop of Monterey-Los Angeles in September, two years after the death of Bishop Thomas Conaty, and Cantwell was formally ordained that December.

1922 – In June, it was split to become the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno and the Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego.

         – Archbishop Cantwell was noted for being particularly sensitive to the needs of non-English speaking Catholics in the archdiocese, and he created 50 Hispanic parishes and missions.

1947 – He died on the 30th of October.