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Serving the Church

Serving the Church

University of Dallas alumni serve the Catholic Church in more than 30 states across the U.S.

Serving the Catholic Church is something we have been committed to since our founding in 1956. Not only do our alumni serve as chaplains, youth ministers, brothers and sisters and priests, but there are even eleven bishops who claim UD as their alma mater.

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Is God Calling You to Religious Life?

For those seeking information to help with the discernment process, the Campus Ministry Office’s Vocation and Post-Grad Fair is a valuable resource. The annual event provides students with an opportunity to learn more about religious life and discerning their future calls by engaging a wide variety of Catholic organizations such as religious orders, vocation directors and post graduate volunteer programs

Alumni Who Serve:

  • Bishop Robert Coerver ’76 — Diocese of Lubbock, Texas
  • Bishop Robert Francis Vasa ’76 — Diocese of Santa Rosa, California
  • Bishop Daniel E. Flores ’83 ’87 — Diocese of Brownsville, Texas
  • Bishop Oscar  Cantú ’89 — Diocese of San Jose, California
  • Bishop Michael Duca ’74 ’78 — Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel ’74 — Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Bishop Francis Malone ’74 — Diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Bishop Mark Seitz ’76 — Diocese of El Paso, Texas
  • Bishop David Konderla ’89 — Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Bishop Gregory Kelly ’78 — Diocese of Dallas, Texas (auxiliary bishop)
  • Bishop Joseph E. Strickland ’81 — Diocese of Tyler, Texas
  • Bishop Shawn McKnight ’90 — Diocese of Jefferson City, Kansas

News

You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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