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Daniel Dolan

Daniel Lytle Dolan (1951 - ...), a traditional Catholic bishop, was born in Detroit, Michigan. He began his preparation for the priesthood in 1965 at the archdiocesan minor seminary in Detroit. He continued his studies in the Cistercian Order[?] and at the seminary of the Society of Saint Pius X[?] in Ecône[?], Switzerland, where was ordained a priest by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on June 29, 1976.

As a seminarian at Ecône[?] in autumn 1973, he had come to the conclusion that the only logical explanation for the the New Mass and the alleged heresy of the Second Vatican Council was that Pope Paul VI, due to personal heresy, had lost the pontificate. Ever since, he has held the position of sedevacantism regarding Pope Paul VI and his successors.

In early 1977 Father Dolan returned to the United States where in a few years he had founded over 35 traditionalist Mass centers from East coast to West.

In early 1983, as part of a plan to compromise with the Vatican, Archbishop Lefebvre attempted to impose a liturgical reform on SSPX's American priests. Nine American priests, including Father Dolan, refused, and were promply expelled from SSPX. These priests formed the Society of Saint Pius V[?].

Father Dolan continued his work at his principal church in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1989 Father Dolan initiated contacts with the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen. Subsequent discussions revealed agreement on major theological issues. On November 30, 1993 Bishop Mark Pivarunas of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen consecrated Father Dolan bishop.

Bishop Dolan continues to serve in his church in Cincinnati as well as traditional Catholic communities in the United States, Mexico and Europe.



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