Most Rev. James A. McNulty
10th Bishop of Buffalo (1963-1972)
"To Jesus Through Mary"
Bishop James A. McNulty, a native of New York City and Bishop of
Paterson NJ, was named Bishop of Buffalo and installed on May 1, 1963.
He reduced the diocesan debt which stood at $30 million through a three
year Diocesan Development Fund. He oversaw the implementation of the
Decrees of Vatican II including the establishment of the Priests'
A good number of new parishes were established and former
Missionary Apostolate parishes became independent. Many parishes built
new church buildings. Bishop McNulty promoted religious vocations,
expanded inner city ministry, established the Liturgical Commission, the
Pastoral Council, a Lay Steering Committee to oversee finances, and the
Communications Office. It was Bishop McNulty who with Channel 4, began
the television program The Bishop Visits Your Home.
On September 4, 1972
Bishop McNulty died. His body is buried next to his parents in East
Hanover, New Jersey.