American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, who was installed at the Archbishop of Detroit in 2009.
He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Sacred Theology in 1973 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
In California, he helped lead protests against same-sex marriage.
He is the eldest of six siblings and he is of French descent on his father's side and of German descent on his mother's.
He received the pallium, a vestment worn by metropolitan bishops, from Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.