Catholic Charities was established on September 2, 1965 when Monsignor William C. Kinlough began to develop programs to serve the poor. During this period of development, many of the Diocesan priests contributed to the development and implementation of programs. In 1971, six years after the establishment of Catholic Charities, it was decided to officially appoint a Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization. Yearly, Catholic Charities serves well over 130,000 people throughout the
Diocese of Corpus Christi.
Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey
Wm. Michael Mulvey was ordained the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Corpus Christi on March 25, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI named him bishop on January 18, 2010.
Bishop Thomas J. Drury
(1965 - 1983)
The beginning of Bishop Drury's administration was during and after the Second Vatican Council. He initiated many new programs such as Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, which began to operate it's Emergency Aid Department in 1965, and was formally established in 1968.
Monsignor Robert E. Freeman
Appointed first Director of Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi in 1971.