James Aloysius Hickey was born on Oct. 11, 1920 in Midland and grew up attending St. Brigid of Kildare parish and school. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Saginaw in 1946. Father Hickey attended the Second Vatican Council between 1962 and 1965 as a “theological expert” and, in 1967, Pope Paul VI appointed him as auxiliary bishop of Saginaw. In 1969, Bishop Hickey was named rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he served until 1974. He then returned to the United States as bishop of Cleveland. He was re-appointed as archbishop of Washington, D.C., in 1980 and elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II in 1988. Cardinal Hickey died on Oct. 24, 2004.