Introducing our new Vice Rector, Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, J.C.D.



Introducing our new Vice Rector, Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, J.C.D.

“I’m delighted! It’s a whole new and welcome chapter in my life!”

Holy Apostles College & Seminary is delighted to announce the appointment of Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, J.C.D., a priest of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, who holds a doctorate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of America, as the new Vice Rector of the Seminary.

A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Fr. McLaughlin was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Tyler in 1997 and most recently served as Vicar General of the diocese and President of Bishop Gorman Catholic School. He has previously served as Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, Judicial Vicar of the diocese, judge of the diocesan tribunal and Defender of the Bond.

Fr. McLaughlin has also served as Pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven Parish in Malakoff, Texas, and St. Joseph Parish in Marshall, Texas. Other assignments include parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in Texarkana, Texas, St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Atlanta, Texas, and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Jacksonville, Texas. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Fr. McLaughlin returned to CUA as assistant professor of Canon Law and director of the Institute on Matrimonial Tribunal Practice.

“I am very pleased that Father McLaughlin will take up this assignment as Vice Rector of Holy Apostles,” said Bishop Strickland. “While remaining a priest of the Diocese of Tyler, this assignment will allow him to serve the wider Church. Father McLaughlin’s talents and abilities as a teacher of the Faith will be of tremendous benefit in forming future priests and lay leaders. Several of our priests attended Holy Apostles and it will be a blessing to have one of our own on the faculty there.”

Holy Apostles is blessed to have him serving as Vice Rector and a member of our faculty.


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