Brendan J. Cahill
|The Most Reverend|
Brendan John Cahill
|Bishop of Victoria in Texas|
|Appointed||April 23, 2015|
|Installed||June 29, 2015|
|Predecessor||David Eugene Fellhauer|
|Ordination||May 19, 1990|
June 29, 2015|
by Daniel DiNardo, Joseph Fiorenza, David Eugene Fellhauer
November 28, 1963|
Coral Gables, Florida
|Motto||Cor Mundum Crea Im Me, Deus|
Brendan John Cahill
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
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. Cahill earned a bachelor's degree in psychology (1985) and a master of divinity (1990) from St. Thomas. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston on May 19, 1990. 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.
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. 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.
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. The liturgy was celebrated in Our Lady of Victory Cathedral in Victoria.
- "Fr. Cahill '81 Named New Bishop of Diocese of Victoria". St. Thomas High School. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
- "Pope Names Galveston-Houston Priest As Bishop Of Victoria, Texas, Accepts Resignation Of Bishop Fellhauer". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
- "Bishop Brendan John Cahill". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
- "Galveston-Houston's vicar for clergy tapped to lead Victoria diocese". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
|Catholic Church titles|
David Eugene Fellhauer
|Bishop of Victoria
| Succeeded by|