Bishop John E. McCarthy

Bishop John E. McCarthy, who served in Houston and Austin, Texas, and provided national leadership for the church in its work to address systemic poverty, died Aug. 18 at his home in Austin surrounded by his family. He was 88.

In 1979, he was appointed an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

In 1986 he was appointed the third bishop of Austin.

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