American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Seattle from 1997 to 2010.
He sold copies of the Detroit Times as a child to help support his struggling family.
He received the Leo Franklin Award in Human Relations from the Temple Beth El in 1989 for his work to bring together the Catholic and Jewish communities and combat Jewish prejudices.
He has thirteen brothers and sisters.
He was appointed Bishop of Helena, Montana by Pope John Paul II in 1994.