He was ordained to the priesthood on June 14, 1930. He then served as a professor at St. Patrick Seminary (1930–42) and editor of The Monitor (1942-7). He became known as a prominent Catholic labor activist.
Ordination history of
Hugh Aloysius Donohoe
On August 2, 1947, Donohoe was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco and Titular Bishop of Taium by Pope Pius XII. He received his episcopal consecration on the following October 7 from Archbishop John Joseph Mitty, with Bishops James Joseph Sweeney and Thomas Arthur Connolly serving as co-consecrators.
Appointed in 1948, the rector of The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. He was named the first Bishop of the newly erected Diocese of Stockton on January 27, 1962, and attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council between 1962 and 1965. From August 22, 1969 to his retirement on July 1, 1980, he served as the second Bishop of Fresno. He died at age 82.
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