The Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald, D.D., J.D., J.C.D., V.G.Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Overseeing Catholic Education

Experience and Skills

  • Ordained into the priesthood in 1980
  • Over 30 years of educational and theological experience
  • Served as Judge on the Metropolitan Tribunal for nearly six years
  • Named Chaplain to His Holiness with the title Monsignor in 2003
  • Memberships: Priest Personnel Board, Council of Priests, Canon Law Society of America, Serra Club of Philadelphia, Knights of Columbus (Council #15380), Knight Commander with Star of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Confessor of the Holy Spirit of Adoration Sisters


  • BA – Temple University
  • JD – Villanova University School of Law
  • Div. – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
  • JCL – Catholic University of America
  • JCD – Gregorian University, Rome