Bishop William C. Newman – Biography

Titular Bishop of Numluli – Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore

Bishop William C. Newman, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, was born on August 16, 1928. He graduated in 1946 from Calvert Hall College, a Christian Brothers School in the city. He entered St. Charles College, Catonsville, the same year in preparation for the priesthood. He graduated from St. Mary’s Seminary, Paca Street, in 1950 earning a BA degree. In 1950 he entered The Catholic University from which he graduated in 1954 with a STL degree (licientiate of Sacred Theology). On May 29, 1954 he was ordained to the priesthood.

After ordination, he was assigned as Assistant Pastor at St. Elizabeth Church in Baltimore where he remained until 1962. In 1962, he was assigned to St. Paul’s Latin High School, which was a Day Seminary, as the first principal. He stayed at St. Paul’s in that capacity until 1967. He received his Masters in Education, Administration and Supervision from Loyola College in 1965. At the same time, he received additional graduate credits in the theory and practice of counseling. He was elevated to the rank of Papal Chamberlain with the title of Very Reverend Monsignor by Pope Paul VI in June 1965. In June 1967 he was appointed Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This position he held until June 1976. In this position he became a member of many professional and educational organizations. He was appointed to the Board of