American Roman Catholic prelate, Dominic Carmon, Died at 87


Dominic Carmon, S.V.D. was born on December 13, 1930, and died on November 11, 2018.

He was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans from 1993 to 2006.

He was the oldest of seven children, Carmon was conceived in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Carmon learned at the theological school of the Society of the Divine Word in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa.

Carmon joined the Society of the Divine Word in 1946, and was appointed to the brotherhood on February 2, 1960.

Carmon filled in as a minister to Papua New Guinea from 1961 to 1968.

Carmon was minister of St. Elizabeth’s Church (1968-1985) and of Our Lady of the Gardens Church (1985-1988), both in Chicago, Illinois, before filling in as minister of Holy Ghost Church in his local Opelousas.

On December 16, 1992, he was named Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans and Titular Bishop of Rusicade by Pope John Paul II.

Carmon gained his episcopal sanctification on February 11, 1993 from Archbishop Francis Schulte, with Bishops Wilton Gregory and Harry Flynn filling in as co-consecrators.

In the wake of achieving the compulsory retirement age of 75, Carmon surrendered as Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans on December 13, 2006.

Carmon passed on November 11, 2018, at 87 years old.


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