Most Reverend Brendan J. Cahill, STD
Bishop Brendan J. Cahill was ordained the third bishop of the Diocese of Victoria on June 29, 2015 . Pope Francis named him bishop on April 23, 2015.
Bishop Cahill was an Administrator at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Houston, Texas and served in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Bishop Cahill was born in Coral Gables, Florida. His family moved in 1971 to Houston where they still reside. His parents are Joe and Joan Cahill. He has two brothers and two sisters, seven nieces and nephews and a great-nephew and two great nieces – all of whom live in Houston area.
Bishop Brendan attended St. Cecilia Catholic School, graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1981. Attended Rice University for a year before entering St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston in 1982.
As a priest of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Bishop Cahill has had the following assignments:
Administrator, St. Joseph, Houston, 2014 - 2015
Secretariat Director for Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services, Vicar for Clergy, 2010 - 2015
Rector, St. Mary’s Seminary, 2001-2010
Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Theology, 1998-2010
Formation Director, St. Mary’s Seminary, 1998-2001
Graduate Student, Casa Santa Maria, Rome, 1994-1998
Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring – Parochial Vicar, 1992-1994
St. Frances Cabrini, Houston – Parochial Vicar, 1990-1992
Ordained priest for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, May 19,1990
Pontifical Gregorian University – S.T.D., Fundamental Theology, 1999- Specialization on the history and the theologians that were influential at the opening of the Second Vatican Council
Pontifical Gregorian University – S.T.L., Dogmatic Theology, 1996- Specialization on the Catholic doctrine on the interpretation of Scripture as developed in the Second Vatican Council
Xavier University of New Orleans, Master of Theology, 1994-Specialization on the experience and theology of African-American Catholics
University of St. Thomas, Master of Divinity, 1990
University of St. Thomas – B.A. Psychology, 1985