McKenna, Kevin (E.) 1950-

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McKENNA, Kevin (E.) 1950-


Born March 12, 1950, in Rochester, NY; son of John W. (a mail carrier) and Helen (Lavell) McKenna. Ethnicity: "White Anglo." Education: St. John Fisher College, B.A., 1972; St. Bernard's Seminary, M.Div., 1976, M.A., 1981; Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, J.C.L., 1984; St. Paul's University, Ottawa, J.C.D., 1990; University of Ottawa, Ph.D., 1990. Politics: Independent. Hobbies and other interests: Sports, especially baseball.


Office—St. Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd., Rochester, NY 14622; fax: 716-544-8889. E-mail—[email protected].


Diocese of Rochester, Rochester, NY, ordained Roman Catholic priest, 1977, priest intern, 1977-79, associate pastor, 1979-82, vice chancellor, 1984-88, canonical consultant to bishop and judge in marriage tribunal, both 1990-2001, director of legal services, 1991-2001, chancellor, 1992-2001, pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, Irondequoit, 2000—, also member of diocesan conciliation board. Catholic University of America, instructor, 1998; St. Bernard's Institute, adjunct associate professor of pastoral studies; Roberts Wesleyan College, guest lecturer; workshop presenter. Member of board of directors, St. Bernard's Institute, bishop's advisory board for clergy misconduct, and Becket Hall House of Formation; Catholic Charities, member of corporate board.


Canon Law Society of America (member of board of governors, 1997-99; vice president, 2000—), Canadian Canon Law Society.


The Ministry of Law in the Church Today, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 1999.

(Chief editor) The Church Finance Handbook, Canon Law Society of America (Washington, DC), 2000.

A Concise Guide to Canon Law: A Practical Handbook for Pastoral Ministers, Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, IN), 2000.

Contributor to periodicals, including America, Pastoral Life, Priest, Review for Religious, Studia Canonica, Human Development, ParishWorks, and Today's Parish. Editor, Legal Update; past member of editorial board, Catholic Courier.


A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching.



Library Journal, November 1, 1998, Anna M. Donnelly, review of The Ministry of Law in the Church Today, p. 90.

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