Levada, William

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Levada, William Gender: M
William Joseph Levada
born on 15 June 1936 at 19:25 (= 7:25 PM )
Place Long Beach, California, 33n46, 118w11
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 24°47' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 13°40 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°24'


American ecclesiastic, appointed Archbishop of San Francisco on 8/17/1995, becoming the 7th archbishop of the diocese upon the resignation of Archbishop Quinn.

Descendent of Irish and Portuguese settlers, Levada was raised in a Catholic household and had a theological education. He was ordained a priest in the Vatican on 12/20/1961. Serving at various posts, he was appointed 8th Archbishop of Portland, Oregon on 9/21/1986 where he served until his transfer to San Francisco.

Vigorously supporting Catholic education, in late 1995 he began to oversee the restoration of Portland's Cathedral. A staunch conservative, Levada considers "domestic partners" an attack against the sacrament of marriage and same-sex partners as an attack against the sacrament of the church; a difficult stance for one stationed in San Francisco.

On May 13, 2005, the recently elected Pope Benedict XVI nominated Archbishop Levada as the Catholic Church’s prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. Levada will resign from his duties as Archbishop of San Francisco in August and is expected to be elevated to Cardinal.

On February 22, 2006 Pope Benedict XVI announced that Archbishop Levada would be elevated to Cardinal in a ceremony held on 24, 2006 at the Vatican.

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  • Work : New Career 20 December 1961 (Ordained a Priest)
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  • Work : New Job 21 September 1986 at 12:00 noon in Portland, OR (Eighth Archbishop)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1995 (Oversaw restoration of Portland's Cathedral)
  • Work : New Job 17 August 1995 at 12:00 noon in San Francisco, CA (Appointed Archbishop)
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  • Work : Gain social status 13 May 2005 (made Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith)
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  • Work : Gain social status 22 February 2006 (Announcement of elevation to Cardinal)
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Source Notes

Romy Ransom quotes B.C.


  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Homophobic)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Raised in Catholic family)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (R.C. priest and archbishop)