(article courtesy of Catholic San Francisco)
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Father Steven J. Lopes as Chaplain to His Holiness, Cardinal William Levada has announced. Msgr. Lopes becomes an addition to the monsignors Class of 2010 for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Archbishop George Niederauer said in a Sept. 13 memo to pastors and parish administrators. Msgr. Lopes, ordained for the Archdiocese in June, 2001, has been assigned as
an official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, while also serving as Cardinal Levada’s priest-secretary, since 2005. For the past five years, he has also served as an adjunct professor of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and homiletics instructor at the North American College in Rome.
Msgr. Lopes graduated from the University of San Francisco before attending St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park and the North American College in Rome. He served as associate pastor at St. Patrick Church in San Francisco and St. Anselm in Ross.
In 2005, he completed a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome,
with a dissertation on “Trinitarian Theology of the Eucharist.”