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Diocese of Covington at 1125 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011-3115 US - Most Rev. William Theodore Mulloy, D.D., LL.D.

Most Rev. William Theodore Mulloy, D.D., LL.D.

The Sixth Bishop of Covington

Born on November 9, 1892 in Ardoch, North Dakota, William Theodore Mulloy was the first of five children of William James Mulloy and Margaret Ann Doyle Mulloy.

William T. Mulloy studied for the priesthood at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was ordained by Bishop James Riley of Fargo, North Dakota, on June 7, 1916, at his home parish of St. John the Evangelist at Grafton. As a young priest, Father Mulloy held varied posts in the Diocese of Fargo, including: Pastor, Rector of the Cathedral, Rural Life Director, Superintendent of Education, and Editor of the diocesan newspaper. Father Mulloy was chosen the President of the National Rural Life Conference in 1934.

On November 11, 1944, Father Mulloy was appointed Bishop of Covington to succeed Bishop Howard. He was consecrated by Bishop Aloysius Muench on January 10, 1945 at St. Mary Cathedral in Fargo. Installation ceremonies took place on January 25, 1945 at St. Mary Cathedral in Covington.

After fifteen years of dedicated service, Bishop Mulloy died on June 1, 1959 in Covington. He was laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.


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