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Diocese of Columbus


Bishop Earl Fernandes

Bishop Fernandes was previously the pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. From 2016-2019, he was a member of the Staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C., and continues to serve the Apostolic Nuncio. From 2008-2016, he was the Dean of the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati and an associate professor of moral theology. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. 


He has given presentations, talks, and retreats around the country and has published articles in three collections of essays published by the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, which also published a book authored by him in 2014. Father Fernandes’ scholarly essays have also appeared in Seminary JournalHomiletic and Pastoral Review, the Linacre Quarterly, Journal of the National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry.




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The Catholic Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that receives and manages assets to provide perpetual funding for the parishes, schools and ministries within the 23-county Diocese of Columbus.

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