Rector of St. John’s Seminary is newest auxiliary bishop for Los Angeles archdiocese

Rector of St. John’s Seminary is newest auxiliary bishop for Los Angeles archdiocese

Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau was personal secretary to Cardinal Roger Mahony from 2001-2004, replaces Bishop Thomas J. Curry, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on April 3

[The spirit of Cardinal Roger the Dodger lives on in the new LA auxiliary as that of Cardinal Lavender Don of Washington lives on in his previous prelacy of Pittsburgh with his former auxiliary (now ordinary) Bishop David Zubik! – AQ moderator Tom]

Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau and Archbishop Jose Gomez. (image from Whispers in the Loggia)

On Thursday Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau, who survived lymphoma in 2008, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

He replaces Bishop Thomas J. Curry, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis April 3, after he reached age 75, the usual age of retirement, in January.

Trudeau joins Archbishop Jose H. Gomez and five other auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles, the largest archdiocese in the United States.

Bishop-elect Trudeau, a fraternal twin, was born May 20, 1957, in Hollywood, California. He studied dentistry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles from 1981-1985.

He was in the last part of dental school when he felt that he was being called to something else. He started studies at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo in 1986 and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Aug. 6, 1991.

After ordination he served at various parishes within the archdiocese, and was personal secretary to Cardinal Michael Mahony, bishop emeritus of Los Angeles, from 2001-2004.

He currently teaches at St. John’s Seminary, where he served as vice-rector from 2013-2014. He has been the seminary’s rector since 2014. The bishop-elect speaks both English and Spanish.

According to Angelus News, the call from the nuncio saying Pope Francis had appointed him an auxiliary bishop was a shock for Trudeau. “It was not what I expected,” he said.

The bishop-elect also said that for him the best part of being a priest is Sundays.

“We tell the guys here at the seminary that you can’t just rest on Sundays, it’s a day of evangelizing, preaching, visiting, being present to the people. That’s the day that they’re able to come, so you have to be present to them.”

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One comment on “Rector of St. John’s Seminary is newest auxiliary bishop for Los Angeles archdiocese

  1. A sagacious observation of the character of the leadership in the Pittsburgh Diocese. The Lavender Cardinal and his protege, the Dialogist, have been a plague for far too long. Soon the Diocese will regress to the size it was in the 1800’s. The Diocese’s substandard leadership has led it into a mire of effete insipidity. DV

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