Francis William Howard

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Francis William Howard (June 21, 1867 – January 18, 1944) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Covington from 1923 until his death in 1944. Contents 1 Biography 2 References 3 External links 4 Episcopal succession Biography[edit] The fifth of seven children, Francis Howard was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Francis and Catherine (née O'Sullivan) Howard, who were Irish immigrants.[1] After attending St. Joseph Academy in Columbus, he entered Our Lady of the Angels Seminary at Niagara, New York in 1884, and later returned to Ohio in 1888 to continue his studies at Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West in Cincinnati.[1] Howard was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John Ambrose Watterson on June 16, 1891.[2] In 1901 he organized the first Columbus Diocesan School Board.[3] He also served as secretary (1904-1928), president (1928-1936), and member of the advisory board (1936-1944) of the National Catholic Educational Association.[3] On March 26, 1923, Howard was appointed the fifth Bishop of Covington, Kentucky, by Pope Pius XI.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on the following July 15 from Archbishop Henry K. Moeller, with Bishops James Joseph Hartley and John A. Floersh serving as co-consecrators.[2] During his 20-year-long tenure, he became a nationally recognized leader in Catholic education and established a strong system of Catholic grade schools and high schools a priority for the diocese.[3] He was named an Assistant at the Pontifical Throne in 1928. Following the 1937 Ohio River flood, he opened all Catholic churches in Covington for relief purposes.[4] Howard later died at age 76. He is buried at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.[3] References[edit] ^ a b "Howard, Bishop Francis W. Papers". ACUA Catholic Education Collections.  ^ a b c "Bishop Francis William Howard".  ^ a b c d "Most Rev. Francis William Howard, D.D.". Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington.  ^ "1937 Flood". Kenton County Public Library.  External links[edit] Wikisource has original works written by or about: Francis William Howard Episcopal succession[edit] Catholic Church titles Preceded by Ferdinand Brossart Bishop of Covington 1923–1944 Succeeded by William Theodore Mulloy v t e Diocese of Covington Ordinaries Bishops George Aloysius Carrell Augustus Toebbe Camillus Paul Maes Ferdinand Brossart Francis William Howard William Theodore Mu 한국야동


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