Archbishop Hebda’s life and ministry at a glance

 

Sept. 3, 1959: Bernard Anthony Hebda born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he later attended Resurrection Elementary School in Brookline

1977: Graduated from South Hills Catholic High School (now Seton-La Salle Catholic High School) in Pittsburgh

1980: Graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in political science

1983: Graduated from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School in New York City

1983-1984: Worked as an associate in the law firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay in Pittsburgh.

1984: Entered seminary at the St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh and studied philosophy at Duquesne University

1985: Began theological studies at the Pontificial North American College in Rome, where he attended the Pontificial Gregorian University

1988: Earned a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the Gregorian University

July 1, 1989: Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh

Pope Benedict XVI greets Bishop Bernard Hebda during a Feb. 3, 2013, meeting with U.S. bishops from Michigan on their ad limina visits to the Vatican. Then bishop of Gaylord, Archbishop Hebda was named apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 15. CNS file photo

Pope Benedict XVI greets Bishop Bernard Hebda during a Feb. 3, 2013, meeting with U.S. bishops from Michigan on their ad limina visits to the Vatican. Then bishop of Gaylord, Archbishop Hebda was named apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 15. CNS file photo

1989: Served as an assistant priest at Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

1990: Earned a licentiate in canon law from the Gregorian University

1990-1992: Served as personal secretary for Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, who was then bishop of Pittsburgh; also served as the diocese’s master of ceremonies

1992-1995: Served in team ministry at Prince of Peace on Pittsburgh’s South Side

1992-1996: Served as a judge for the tribunal for the Diocese of Pittsburgh

1995-1996: Directed the Newman Center at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

1996: Returned to Rome to work at the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, which is responsible for interpreting Church law

2000: Granted the title “monsignor”

2003: Appointed undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

2009: Pope Benedict XVI names him fourth bishop of Gaylord, Michigan; ordained and installed a bishop Dec. 1, 2009 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Gaylord.

Sept. 24, 2013: Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey

June 15, 2015: Appointed apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis after the resignation of Archbishop John Nienstedt.

March 24, 2016: Named archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis

May 13, 2016: To be installed as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis (Installation events for Archbishop Bernard Hebda)

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