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Rev Fr Charles Borromeo McLaughlin

Rev Fr Charles Borromeo McLaughlin

Birth
Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 14 Dec 1978 (aged 65)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Plot Grave #31, CL-3 (Clergy section)
Memorial ID 76460520 · View Source
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After completing seminary, McLaughlin was ordained a priest on June 6, 1941, was a parish priest from 1947 to 1963 in Rocky Mount, NC. Having outgrown the small wooden church, he was instrumental in having a new brick church built in 1952 that is still in use today. He then was appointed an Auxilary Bishop of the Raleigh, North Carolina Diocese Jan 13, 1964, and then was ordained a Bishop on April 15, 1964.

On June 17, 1968, the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg was formally established with Bishop Charles B. McLaughlin as its first and founding bishop. The newly created diocese stretched from Crystal River to Ft. Myers encompassing eleven counties. The first task of the Bronx native and former auxiliary bishop of Raleigh, was to establish a new diocesan structure to unify priests, personnel, policy, and people from the two dioceses. He also faced the challenge of dealing with the rapidly increasing population within his diocese.

Bishop McLaughlin had the unenviable responsibility of meeting the pastoral demands of a flock strewn over two hundred miles from end to end. McLaughlin, who was a pilot, often flew from event to event to try to keep pace with this difficult task, a characteristic that earned him the affectionate nickname "Hurricane Charlie."


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  • Created by: Fred Winner
  • Added: 13 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76460520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr Charles Borromeo McLaughlin (28 Sep 1913–14 Dec 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76460520, citing Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Fred Winner (contributor 47359387) .