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John M Quinn

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Church  Roman Catholic
Successor  incumbent
Predecessor  Bernard Harrington

In office  May 7, 2009 – present
See  Winona, Minnesota
Name  John Quinn
John M. Quinn
Ordination  March 17, 1972 by Walter Schoenherr

John Michael Quinn (born December 17, 1945) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona.


The youngest of three children, John Quinn was born in Detroit, Michigan to George and Mary Quinn. He attended St. Anthony High School and Sacred Heart Major Seminary, from where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in philosophy. He also earned a Master of Divinity from St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, as well as Master's degrees in religious studies and systemic theology from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Quinn was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Walter Schoenherr on March 17, 1972. He completed his graduate studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Quinn was an associate pastor in Farmington and Harper Woods before becoming pastor of St. Luke Church Detroit. In 1990, he was raised to the rank of Honorary Prelate of His Holiness. He also served as the archdiocesan director for justice and peace and for education (1990–2003), and Cardinal Adam Maida's delegate to his alma mater of Sacred Heart Seminary (where he was an adjunct member of the faculty).

On July 7, 2003, Quinn was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and Titular Bishop of Ressiana. He received his episcopal consecration on the following August 12 from Cardinal Maida, with Cardinal Szoka and Bishop Schoenherr serving as co-consecrators. Cantú selected as his episcopal motto: "Rejoice in Hope" (Romans 12:12).

Quinn was later named Coadjutor Bishop of Winona, Minnesota on October 15, 2008, being formally installed on December 11. He succeeded his longtime friend and the incumbent Ordinary, Bernard Harrington, upon the Vatican's official acceptance of the latter's retirement on May 7, 2009.


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