Bishop Robert Reed was named auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston by Pope Francis on June 3, 2016 and along with being the pastor of the Walpole Catholic Collaborative also oversees the West Region of the Archdiocese and serves as the President of The CatholicTV Network and CEO of iCatholic Media, Inc. He was ordained a bishop on August 24, 2016.
Born in Boston in 1959, Bishop Reed is the son of the late William and Jeanne Reed and Charles Boland and the youngest of five children, William, Richard, Dr. Kenneth and Nancy. He was educated at Saint John's Preparatory School and prepared for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome with degrees in theology from the Gregorian University and the Angelicum University. He also holds an advanced degree in Television Management from Boston University's College of Communication.
Ordained to the priesthood on July 6, 1985, his first parish assignment was as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden. Other parish assignments include St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood, Pastor of St. Matthew Parish in Dorchester, St. Theresa of Avila Parish in West Roxbury, All Saints Parish in Haverhill and as Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman and Good Shepherd Parish in Wayland.
Appointed to direct the work of CatholicTV in May, 2005 Bishop Reed has collaborated in the rebranding and expansion of the network along with the build-out of a new HD broadcast and production facility in Watertown. The CatholicTV Network is available on broadcast and cable systems in over 16.5 million homes across the nation and is also available on Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV as well as Android and iOS applications.
Bishop Reed is the editor-at-large of Catholic Digest, the author of numerous articles and the book Renewed: Ten Ways to Rediscover the Saints, Embrace Your Gifts and Revive Your Catholic Faith.