Staff writer Amanda Gray:
Aug. 18, 1932: Born to Margaret Mary and Michael J. DArcy in Boston.
Feb. 2, 1957: Ordained a priest for Archdiocese of Boston.
1968: Received doctorate in spiritual theology from the Angelicum, Rome.
February 1975: Ordained an auxiliary bishop of Boston and appointed vicar for spiritual development for the archdiocese.
July 21, 1981: Appointed bishop of the northern area of Boston archdiocese.
April 1985: Takes possession of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend.
May 1, 1985: Installed as eighth bishop of the diocese in ceremonies at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne.
January 1986: Increases attention to individual parishes in diocese by appointing six regional vicars.
October 1986: Announces plans for chancery office and chapel in downtown South Bend, which open in 1988.
1987: First of what is to become an annual diocesan Bishops appeal raises $4 million.
1988: Resurrects school board to advise bishop on educational policy for dioceses then 46 schools.
April 1996: Asks Jody Martinez to resign as a teacher and basketball coach at St. Josephs High School, South Bend.
February 2004: Receives favorable mention in a report by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on the sex abuse scandal in Boston Archdiocese, related to his work as auxiliary bishop in the Boston archdiocese in the early 1980s.
April 2004: Directs St. Josephs High School in South Bend to withdraw its commencement-speaking invitation to Gov. Joe Kernan because of Kernans policy statements on abortion.
April 2006: Criticizes the University of Notre Dame presidents decision to allow The Vagina Monologues to continue to be performed on campus.
April 2009: Criticizes the University of Notre Dame presidents justification for inviting President Barack Obama to deliver Notre Dames commencement address and receive an honorary degree.
November 2009: Announces fundraising campaign for new St. Josephs High School in South Bend.
January 2010: Retired from diocese.
2011: Diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer.
Dec. 30, 2012: Diagnosed with lung and brain cancer, while visiting family in Boston.
Jan. 23: Returned to Fort Wayne to begin palliative care.
Feb. 3: Passed away during the late morning hours at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending.