American prelate of the Catholic Church who was the archbishop of Portland in Oregon from 1997 to 2013.
He received a BA in 1958 from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.
He's an opponent of assisted suicide and spoke out against Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which passed in 1998.
He is of Czech descent.
His resignation as archbishop of Portland was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI in 2013.