Adam Maida

Adam Joseph Cardinal Maida ( born March 18, 1930 in East Vandergrift, USA ) is an emeritus Archbishop of Detroit.


Maida, the son of a Polish immigrant family, studied since 1948 in Orchard Lake, from 1950 in Latrobe and Baltimore and has a degree in Catholic theology. On May 26, 1956, he received in Pittsburgh, the sacrament of Holy Orders, and then worked in parish ministry his home diocese. After further study he presented at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome from the licentiate in canon law expert, 1964, he received his doctorate in the Department of Civil Law at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh.

Over the next 20 years he served in various leadership roles in the administration of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and professor of theology at La Roche College. In addition, he has written many essays and wrote for a newspaper court.

On May 25, 1984 Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of Green Bay. The episcopal ordination he received on 25 January 1984 by the Pro- Nuncio to the United States and later Cardinal Pio Laghi. Co-consecrators were his predecessors in Green Bay, Aloysius John Wycislo, and his former diocesan Bishop Vincent Martin Leonard of Pittsburgh.

On 7 May 1990 Maida was appointed Archbishop of Detroit. On November 26, 1994 it took John Paul II as a Cardinal priest with the titular church of Santi Vitale, Valeria, Gervasio e Protasio in the College of Cardinals to.

On 5 January 2009, Pope Benedict XVI. MAIDAS on grounds of age pre- mounted resignation.

Membership in the Roman Curia

Adam Joseph Maida was a member of the following congregations and councils of the Roman Curia:

  • Congregation for the Clergy (until 2010)
  • Congregation for Catholic Education (until 2010)
  • Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People ( to 2010)
  • Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts (until 2010)
  • Cardinalizia di Vigilanza dell'Istituto per le Opere di Religione (until 2008)

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