FFHL Appoints New Board Members


Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki


Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1978.  After ordination, he studied law at DePaul University and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1981.


Father Paprocki was appointed Chancellor in March, 1992 under Cardinal Bernardin where he is still retained by Cardinal George.  Pope John Paul II appointed him to serve as Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago in 2003. Bishop Paprocki also serves as the Cardinal’s Liaison for Health and Hospital Affairs in the Archdiocese of Chicago and as Vice-President of the Illinois Catholic Health Association. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance. In January 2008, Bishop Paprocki was elected Vice-Chairman of the John Paul II Foundation in Rome.



Bishop Frank Dewane

Bishop Dewane was born in 1950, of devout Irish-Catholics. He attended the Universityof Wisconsin where he earned a B.S. in Social Sciences. He then earned a M.A. in International Administration from The American University.  After graduation, Bishop Dewane worked for NBC and PepsiCo.

Bishop Dewane began his studies for the priesthood at Notre Dame University, completing his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. In 1988, Bishop Dewane was ordained and appointed to the Diocese of Green Bay as an assistant pastor. He also worked for the diocesan Tribunal.

In 1991 Bishop Dewane became a delegate for the Vatican as a member of the Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations. Bishop Dewane currently serves on the U. S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. On July 25, 2006 Bishop Frank J. Dewane was installed as bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan


Archbishop Dolan was ordained to the priesthood in 1976 and served as associate pastor in Richmond Heights, MO. until 1979 when he began graduate studies in American Church History at the Catholic University of America.

On his return to St. Louis, he served in parish ministry from 1983-87, during which time he was also liaison for the late Archbishop John L. May. In 1987 Archbishop Dolan was appointed to a five-year term as secretary to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington,D.C. When he returned to St. Louis in 1992, he was appointed vice rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, serving also as director of Spiritual Formation and professor of Church History.

On June 19, 2001 Fr. Dolan was named the Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis by Pope John Paul II. He was named Archbishop of Milwaukee by His Holiness in June, 2002 and installed as Milwaukee’s 10th archbishop in August where he served until he was appointed Archbishop of New York by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in February, 2009.