Bishop Denis J. O'Connell (1849–1927)

Bishop of Richmond, Virginia, 1912–1926

A native of Ireland, O'Connell was ordained for the Diocese of Richmond in 1877. He was rector of the North American College from 1885 to 1895. As a result of ecclesial political fallout resulting from the Americanist Controversy, he was removed from his position there, though he ended up as rector of Catholic University, 1903–1909. He was appointed to head his home diocese in 1912.



C.J. Barry, The Catholic University of America, 1903-1909;: The rectorship of Denis J. O'Connell

G. Fogarty, THE VATICAN AND THE AMERICANIST CRISIS: Denis J. O'Connell - American Agent in Rome 1885-1903