Lord, make me a channel of your peace

Most Reverend 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’ Senate.

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.