Bishop Francis Kane, D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Chicago

Vicar General Archdiocese of Chicago
835 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 773-388-8670
Fax: 773-388-8676

Personal

  • Date of Birth: October 30, 1942, Chicago, IL
  • Date of Priesthood Ordination: May 14, 1969, St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein
  • Date of Episcopal Ordination: March 19, 2003, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois

Education

  • St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein
    S.T.B. (Bachelor in Sacred Theology) 1969
  • Niles College Seminary, Niles
    B.A. - 1963
  • Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago -1961
  • Our Lady of Peace Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Pastoral Assignments
Other Positions

  • Associate Pastor, St. John Fisher Parish - 1969-1975
  • Associate Pastor, St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish - 1975-1979
  • Associate Director, Center for Pastoral Ministry - 1973-1983
  • Director, Office for the Ministry of Peace and Justice - 1979-1985
  • Director, Department of Evangelization and Christian Life - 1983-1993
  • Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette, IL - 1993-2003
  • Dean of Deanery A, Vicariate II - 1999-2003
  • Episcopal Liaison for the Annual Catholic Appeal - 2003 - present
  • Episcopal Liaison, Office for Lay Ecclesial Ministry - 2003 - present
  • Member, St. Joseph Seminary Board of Directors - 2004-present
  • Episcopal Liaison, Office for Asian Catholics - 2011 - present
  • General Chairman, AOC Capital Campaign: To Teach Who Christ Is – 2012 – present
  • Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago – 2013 – beginning July 1, 2013

Professional Associations
Memberships

  • Chairman, Community Affairs Division of the Illinois Catholic Conference 1980-1984
  • Director, Campaign for Human Development - 1980-1985
  • Director, Catholic Relief Services - 1982-1987
  • Director, Community Services - 1983 – 1989 (This became the Dept. of Evangelization & Christian Life)
  • Equestrian Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem - 1994-present
  • USCCB Social Development and World Peace Committee  – 2004 – 2008
  • USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development Committee - 2004 – 2011
  • Solidarity Bridge Member - 2007 – 2011
  • USCCB Committee on Catholic Education (USCCB) 2008 – 2012
  • Knights of Columbus - 2000 - present
  • Parish Evaluation Project (PEP) Board Member 2004 – present
  • Aid for Women Member 2006 – present
  • Fr. John Kolkman Sickle Cell Foundation – 2013 – present