Change of Bishops in Lansing
The Holy Father has named as the new Bishop of Lansing the Most Reverend Earl A. Boyea, up to now an Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit.
Bishop Boyea was born in 1951 in Pontiac, Michigan (in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He attended Our Lady of the Lakes parochial school in Waterford and then high school at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit where he would go on to study philosophy and history. He was then sent to the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he did his theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1976 and then a license in Biblical Theology in 1980.
He was ordained a priest on May 20, 1978 for the Archdiocese of Detroit.
After ordination he was assigned from 1978 to 1979 as Assistant Pastor at St. Michael parish in Monroe and from 1980 to 1984 at St. Timothy parish in Trenton, Michigan.
In 1984 he completed his studies for a Master of Arts in History at Wayne State University.
In 1986, he served as Administrator Pro-Tempore at Detroit’s St. Christine parish.
In 1987 he completed his Doctorate in History at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
From 1987 to 2000, he served on the faculty of Sacred Heart Seminary, serving as Dean of Students from 1990 to 2000. From 1990 to 1991 he was a member of Detroit’s Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council and from 1994 to 2000 he was also a member of the Academic Committee for Madonna University. In 1989 he began serving as chaplain at the diocesan summer camp Camp Santa Maria in Gaylord.
From 2000 to 2002 he was Rector-President of the Pontifical Josephinum College in Columbus, Ohio.
He was named Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit July 22, 2002 and consecrated September 13, 2002.
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