Brendan J. Cahill

The Most Reverend
Brendan John Cahill
Bishop of Victoria in Texas
Archdiocese Galveston-Houston
Diocese Victoria
Appointed April 23, 2015
Installed June 29, 2015
Predecessor David Eugene Fellhauer
Ordination May 19, 1990
Consecration June 29, 2015
by Daniel DiNardo, Joseph Fiorenza, David Eugene Fellhauer
Personal details
Born (1963-11-28) November 28, 1963
Coral Gables, Florida
Motto Cor Mundum Crea Im Me, Deus
Styles of
Brendan John Cahill
Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Brendan John Cahill (born November 28, 1963) is a Catholic bishop in the United States. He is the third bishop of the Diocese of Victoria in Texas.

Early life and education

Brendan John Cahill was born in Coral Gables, Florida. He attended St. Cecilia Catholic School and graduated from St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas. He spent a year at Rice University before he entered St. Mary's Seminary/University of St. Thomas in Houston.[1] Cahill earned a bachelor's degree in psychology (1985) and a master of divinity (1990) from St. Thomas.[2] He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston on May 19, 1990.[3] Cahill went on to earn a master of theology degree from Xavier University of Louisiana (1993), specializing on the experience and theology of African-American Catholics, and a doctorate in dogmatic theology (1999) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.[4]


After ordination, Cahill served as curate at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Houston from 1990 to 1992 and at Christ the Good Shepherd in Spring, Texas from 1992 to 1998. He joined the faculty of St. Mary Seminary in Houston in 1998 and continued until 2001 when he became rector and served in that position until 2010. That year Cahill became the director of the Secretariat for Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. He speaks English, Spanish and Italian, and has a working knowledge of French and German.[2] Cahill also served as an associate chaplain of the Knights of Malta, of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, and he is a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.[4]

Bishop of Victoria in Texas

Pope Francis named Cahill bishop of Victoria, Texas, on April 23, 2015. He was consecrated on June 29, 2015 by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston. Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza of Galveston-Houston, and Bishop Emeritus David Fellhauer of Victoria in Texas were the co-consecrators.[3] The liturgy was celebrated in Our Lady of Victory Cathedral in Victoria.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
David Eugene Fellhauer
Bishop of Victoria
Succeeded by
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