Edward Francis Hoban

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Edward Francis Hoban (born June 27, 1878 in Chicago , Illinois , United States , † September 22, 1966 ) was an American clergyman and Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland .


Edward Francis Hoban studied at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore . The Archbishop of Chicago , James Edward Quigley , donated to him on 11 July 1903 in the Chicago Holy Name - Cathedral the priesthood .

After a brief activity as chaplain , he went to further studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he received his doctorate in both theology and philosophy in 1906 . On his return he was initially assistant to the Chancellor of the Archdiocese and later Bishop of Peoria , Edmund Michael Dunne . He took on a teaching position at the Archbishop's Theological Preparatory Seminary , the Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary . In 1910 he succeeded Edmund Michael Dunne, who had been appointed bishop, to become the archbishopric's chancellor. Archbishop Quigley's successor, George Mundelein, confirmed him in this capacity in 1916. In November of the same year, Pope Benedict XV awarded him . the honorary title of papal secret chamberlain ( monsignor ). From 1917 he headed the establishment of the Associated Catholic Charities called diocesan Caritas organization.

On November 21, 1921, Pope Benedict XV appointed him. the titular bishop of Colonia in Armenia and auxiliary bishop in Chicago. Archbishop Mundelein donated him episcopal ordination on December 21 of the same year ; Co- consecrators were Alexander Joseph McGavick , Bishop of La Crosse , and Thomas Edmund Molloy , Bishop of Brooklyn . From 1924 Hoban was Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago. As President of the World Eucharistic Congress in 1926 he directed the preparation and implementation of the meeting in Chicago with more than one million participants.

Pope Pius XI appointed him Bishop of Rockford on February 10, 1928 . The inauguration was held by Cardinal Mundelein at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Rockford on May 15 of the same year.

On November 14, 1942, Pope Pius XII appointed him . titular Bishop of Lystra and Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland . With the death of Joseph Schrembs on November 2, 1945, he succeeded him as Bishop of Cleveland. In the first years of his tenure, the expansion and renovation of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist fell , which had to be postponed because of the Second World War . On September 4, 1948, Hoban was able to consecrate the renewed cathedral .

On July 13, 1951, Pope Pius XII awarded him. the personal title of archbishop . Hoban remained in office until his death. He found his final resting place in Cleveland Cathedral.

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e The Most Reverend Edward F. Hoban, DD, STD Second Bishop of Rockford. In: Homepage. Rockford Diocese , accessed April 7, 2018 .
  2. ^ History of the Diocese. In: Homepage. Diocese of Cleveland , September 26, 2014, accessed December 6, 2015 .
predecessor Office successor
Joseph Schrembs Bishop of Cleveland
Clarence George Issenmann
Peter James Muldoon Bishop of Rockford
John Joseph Boylan