Edward Urban Kmiec
Roman Catholic bishop
Born Jun. 4, 1936, Trenton (NJ), U.S.; son of John and Thecla (Czupta).
Education: Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.), St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore (MD), 1958; Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.), 1960, Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), 1962, Gregorian University, Rome (Italy); Doctor of Divinity (D.Div.) (honorary), John Paul II, 1982.
Career: associate pastor, St. Rose Church, Belmar (NJ), 1962-65; vice chancellor, bishop's secretary, 1965-80, vicar general, 1982 -, moderator of curia, 1984 -, Diocese of Trenton; pastor, St. Francis Church, Trenton, 1980-83; auxiliary bishop of Trenton, titular bishop of Simidicca, 1982 -.
Member of: John Paul II Foundation (Italy); Canon Law Society of America; National Conference of Catholic Bishops; New Jersey Conference of Catholic Bishops; Catholic League Religious Assistance to Poland, Chicago; Kosciuszko Foundation; Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.); Polish American Congress (P.A.C.); Polish Children Heartline, Bricktown (NJ).
Honors: Prelate of Honor, John Paul II, 1977; Order of Polonia Restituta, L. Walesa, President of Poland, 1991; Grand Marshall, New York Pulaski Parade, 1987.
Languages: English, Polish, Italian, Latin.
Hobbies: photography, travel, reading.
Office: Diocese of Trenton, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Trenton, NJ 08648.
From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation,
New York, NY, 1996