Bishop Deeley Biography

Most Rev. Robert Deeley, J.C.D.
Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston: July 14, 1973

Named Prelate of Honor (Monsignor): December 13, 1993
Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Boston: January 4, 2013
Named Bishop of Portland: December 18, 2013
Installed as Bishop of Portland: February 14, 2014

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Experience

2/14/2014-Present   Bishop, Diocese of Portland

1/2013-2/2014

 

Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Boston

9/2011-2/2014   Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Archdiocese of Boston
 
2010-9/2011   Aiutante di Studio, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Palazzo del S. Uffizio
00120 Cittá del Vaticano
 
2004-2010   Official, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
 
2003-2004   External Collaborator, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
 
1999-2004   Pastor, St. Ann Parish, Wollaston, MA
Judge, Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Boston
 
2002-2004   Vicar Forane, Quincy Vicariate, Archdiocese of Boston
 
1989-1999   Judicial Vicar, Archdiocese of Boston
 
1986-1989   Adjunct Judicial Vicar, Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Boston
 
1985-1986   Judge, Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Boston
 
1981-1985   Graduate Study in Canon Law, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
 
1978-1981   Secretary, Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Boston
 
1973-1978   Associate Pastor, Saint Bartholomew Parish, Needham, MA
 

Education

1986   J.C.D. (summa cum laude) - Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
Thesis: The Mandate for Those who Teach Theology in Institutes of Higher Studies: An Interpretation of the Meaning of Canon 812 of the Code of Canon Law
 
1985   Diploma (summa cum laude) - School of Latin Letters, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
 
1983   J.C.L. Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
 
1972   S.T.B. Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
 
1968   A.B. The Catholic University of America (Basselin Scholarship)
 

Teaching Appointments

2009-2011   Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy
"Homiletics for Pastoral Ministry"
 
2007-2011   Pontifical North American College, Institute for Continuing Theological Education, Lectures on the Work of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
 
2001-2004   Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA
"Canon Law: Introduction and Application,"
"Marriage: Theological, Canonical and Pastoral Perspectives"
 
1992 and 1998   Pastoral Institute, Archdiocese of Boston,
"Marriage Today: Theology, Law, Morality," (September - December), (March -May)
 
1989 and 1991  

St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA
Lecturer - "Introduction to Canon Law," (Spring Semester)

1977-1981   Labouré College
Lecturer - "Medical Ethics"
 
1975-1977   St. John's Seminary College, Brighton, MA
Lecturer - "Philosophy Seminar"

Parochial Assignments

1999-2004   Pastor, St. Ann Parish, Wollaston, MA
 
1985-1999   Assistant Priest in Residence, St. Brigid Parish, Lexington, MA
 
1988-1999   Chaplain, Provincial House, Retirement House and Youville Assisted Living Residence, Sisters of Charity of Montreal, "Grey Nuns," Lexington, MA
 
1978-1981   Assistant Priest in Residence, Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, Newton Upper Falls, MA
 
1973-1978   Associate Pastor, St. Bartholomew Parish, Needman, MA
 

Publications

The Mandate for Those who Teach Theology in Institutes of Higher Studies
(Rome, Italy: 1986 privately published doctoral dissertation)
 
Canon 812: The Mandate for Those Who Teach Theology, Proceedings of the Canon Law Society
of America
(50: 1988, pp.70-85)
 
Code of Canon Law: Latin-English Edition,
Washington, D.C. Canon Law Society of America, 1998, translation editor
 
Brought to Light (Ans Licht gebracht),
Reflections on the crime of solicitation in the context of the Sacrament of Penance
(Das Bubsakrament als Kontaktaufnahme fur den sexuellen Missbrauch: Reflexionen
uber das Delikt der Sollicitatio), 2012, pp.59-80
 

Boards, Commissions, Councils

iCatholic Media, Inc., Watertown, MA
Member, Board of Trustees (2012-Current)

Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, MA
Member, Board of Trustees (2011-Current)
 
St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA
Member, Board of Trustees (2011 - Current)
 
Covenant Health Systems, Lexington, MA
Member, Board of Directors (1999-2009)
 
Canonical Affairs Committee of the Archdiocese of Boston
Member (1989-2004)
Chair (1989-1999)
 
Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee of the Archdiocese of Boston,
Member (1986-2004)
 
Advisory Council, Matignon High School, Cambridge, MA,
Member (2000-2003)
 
Eighth Synod of the Archdiocese of Boston
Member (1986-1988)
 
Eighth Synod of the Archdiocese of Boston - Committee for the Revision of the Archdiocesan Statutes
Member (1986-1988)
 
Committee: Pastoral Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments, Archdiocese of Boston
Chair (1987-1989)

Memberships

Canon Law Society of America

Convention Liturgy Committee (1980-1981)

Marriage Research Committee (1990-1993)

Committee for the New Translation of the Code of Canon Law (1993-1999)

Board of Governors (1995-1997, 1999-2002)

Treasurer (1995-1997)

Vice President / President-Elect (1999-2000)

President (2000-2001)

Past President (2001-2002)

Committee for the Site Selection of the Executive Coordinator (2002-2003)

Committee for the Implementation of the Essential Norms (2003-2004)

Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand
Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland