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The Most Reverend Joseph F. Kenney, Ph.D.
Catholic Church of America

 May 26, 1933 - July 10, 2014



 His Excellency, The Most Reverend Kenney was a member of the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles for many years,servi9ng as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served in many parishes throughout the United States. He retired in 2007 due to health reasons. Served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Church of America and Retreat Master at the Villa Francisco Retreat Center in New Port Richey, Florida.

Bishop Kenney earned a B.S. degree in Education from Western Connecticut University in 1960, a B.A. degree from Immaculate Heart College, Los Angles in 1966, an M. Div. from Saint Mark Seminary, South Union, Kentucky in 1980 and a Ph.D. in the Humanities from Pacific Western University, Los Angeles in 1984.

Bishop Kenney worked on the West Coast where he was coordinator of student teachers at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles. He taught American Literature, Composition and Pastoral Counseling at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut, in the 1980's, and Scripture at Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Florida in the 1990's. His credentials include certification as a school psychologist and counselor.

Bishop Kenney has numerous publications including: Sea Oates, Poems & Prayers (1995), Come Follow (1980) and 1985), Of Seal Beach (1971), Flesh and the Word (1963) and Reflections from San Blass (1990).

After his many years in ministry, Bishop Kenney was incardinated with the American Catholic Church and was later Consecrated a Bishop for the Church by The Most Reverend Robert J. Allmen on November 12, 1999.

On December 1, 2005 Bishop Kenney was incardinated into the Catholic Church of America, served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Church as well as Retreat Master of the Villa Francisco Retreat Center in New Port Richey, Florida until is retirement in November of 2007.

He passed to eternal rest on July 10, 2014.



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