Paul M. Boyle
died: January 10, 2008
Paul M. Boyle was born in Detroit, Michigan, May 28, 1926. He professed vows in the Passionist Community in 1946, and was ordained priest in 1953. He pursued graduate studies at St. Thomas University (Angelicum) and the Lateran. He taught canon law in the Passionist seminary system and at St. Meinrad School of Theology, being a member of the CTSA during this time, and later serving as president of the Canon Law Society from 1965-1968. Elected provincial superior of Holy Cross Province, he became president of the CMSM, 1969-1974. During this time he was active as consultant to many religious communities engaged in updating their constitutions according to Vatican II directives. He served as president of Stewardship Services Inc., 1974-1976. In 1976 he founded and presided over Religious Communities Trust (1976). In 1976 he became superior general of the Passionists, till 1988. In 1991 he was ordained first bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies, retiring as local ordinary there, in 2004. During his time in Jamaica he served on the board of Food for the Poor and raised money on its behalf. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, January 10, 2008.