Frederick F. Campbell
Frederick Francis Campbell (born August 5, 1943) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the Bishop of Columbus from 2005 to 2019. He led the Diocese as Apostolic Administrator from his retirement as bishop until his successor was installed on March 29, 2019.
Frederick Francis Campbell
|Bishop Emeritus of Columbus|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||October 14, 2004|
|Installed||January 13, 2005|
|Term ended||March 29, 2019|
|Predecessor||James Anthony Griffin|
|Successor||Robert J. Brennan|
|Ordination||May 31, 1980|
by John Roach
|Consecration||May 14, 1999|
by Harry Joseph Flynn, John Roach, and Joseph Charron
|Born||August 5, 1943|
Elmira, New York
|Previous post||Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis (1999-2005)|
Frederick Francis Campbell
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Early life and educationEdit
The second of six children, Frederick Campbell was born in Elmira, New York, to Edward and Dorothy Campbell. He studied at St. Lawrence University in Canton, from where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in History and Foreign Language magna cum laude in 1965, and at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, earning a Master's (1967) and later doctorate (1973) in History.
From 1967 to 1969, Campbell taught at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus. He then served as an assistant professor of history at California State University in San Bernardino, California, from 1970 to 1976. Deciding to pursue the priesthood, he entered St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1976.
Campbell was ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis by Archbishop John Roach on May 31, 1980. He then served as an associate pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Church in St. Anthony until 1987, and as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkins from 1987 to 1994.
Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and MinneapolisEdit
On March 2, 1999, Campbell was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Titular Bishop of Afufenia by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 14 from Archbishop Harry Flynn, with Archbishop Roach and Bishop Joseph Carron, C.Pp.S., serving as co-consecrators, at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
In July 2002, Campbell became rector and vice-president of St. Paul Seminary. He served on the seminary's Board of Trustees, and the Board of Directors for St. Thomas Academy and for St. Bernard School. He also served on the Archdiocesan Bio-Medical Ethics Commission and worked with the Office of Marriage and Family Life, the Respect Life Program, and the Office for the Permanent Diaconate.
Bishop of ColumbusEdit
Campbell was named the eleventh Bishop of Columbus, Ohio, on October 14, 2004. He was installed as Bishop on January 13, 2005. In 2005, instead of suspending the statute of limitations for one year on lawsuits of alleged child sex abuse, he proposed establishing a civil registry of those who have been "credibly accused" of abuse.
On March 30, 2009, Campbell had his left leg amputated below the knee after doctors diagnosed him with squamous cell carcinoma. He also had osteomyelitis, an infection, in multiple bones in his foot, and an open wound that would not heal. A full recovery was expected.
Pope Francis accepted Campbell's resignation Bishop of Columbus on January 31, 2019. Campbell was subsequently appointed Apostolic Administrator for the diocese and remained in that role until the installation of Robert J. Brennan as Bishop of Columbus on March 29, 2019.
- New Bishop Appointed for the Diocese of Columbus following resignation of Bishop Fredrick Campbell
- "Bishop Campbell". Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus.
- "Bishop Frederick Francis Campbell". Catholic-Hierarchy.org.
- "Resignations and Appointments, 14.10.2004" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. October 14, 2004. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
- Provance, Jim (December 26, 2005). "Church proposes molestation registry". The Toledo Blade.
- Heagney, Meredith (March 27, 2009). "Columbus bishop will have leg amputated Monday". The Columbus Dispatch.
- "Resignations and Appointments, 31.01.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. January 31, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2019.