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August 29, 2010

Papal honors for Chicago priests

At the end of the Year for Priests, Pope Benedict XVI has honored a number of archdiocesan priests by making some his chaplains and others honorary prelates. Chicago has many priests who are exemplary in their life and their ministry, and a list of those deserving to be honored could contain hundreds of names. This list contains only 20.

Besides those honored because the title “Reverend Monsignor” is usually associated with their particular ministry in the church, there are a number of retired priests on the list. Each of them deserves to be honored by the pope and the rest of us, but each of them also stands for brother archdiocesan priests who have served the church in various ministries, here and elsewhere, for many years. Each bears a name he has honored by love and service, and each brings honor to us all. I’m grateful to our Holy Father for his kindness and his attention to the Chicago presbyterate.

— Cardinal Francis George

Prelates of Honor of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI:

  • Rev. Msgr. John F. Canary, Vicar General of the Archdiocese
  • Rev. Msgr. Richard J. O’Donnell, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Adams, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. Francis A. Cimarrusti, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. John Kuzinskas, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. Leo T. Mahon, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. Francis N. Maniola, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. John P. McNamara, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. Charles R. Meyer, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. John V. Dolciamore, Retired, Faculty at University St. Mary of the Lake
  • Rev. Msgr. Richard T. Saudis, Associate Vicar for Canonical Services
  • Rev. Msgr. Dennis J. Lyle, Rector, Mundelein Seminary
  • Rev. Msgr. Daniel G. Mayall, Pastor, Holy Name Cathedral

Chaplains to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI:

  • Rev. Msgr. Patrick Pollard, Director, Catholic Cemeteries for the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Rev. Msgr. James T. Kaczorowski, Pastor, Queen of Angels Parish, 4412 N. Western Ave.
  • Rev. Msgr. Michael M. Boland, administrator, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Rev. Msgr. Wayne F. Prist, Retired
  • Rev. Msgr. Richard P. Hynes, Director, Department of Parish Life and Formation
  • Rev. Msgr. Patrick R. Lagges, Director, Hesburgh Sabbatical Program at Catholic Theological Union; Chaplain, Calvert House at the University of Chicago
  • Rev. Msgr. John E. Pollard, Pastor, Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Ave.