M.Div., St. Mary of the Lake Seminary (Mundelein, IL), 1973.
S.T.L., St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL), 1974.
S.L.D., Pontifical Liturgical Institute, 1980.
Wilton Gregory holds honorary doctorates from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Xavier University in Cincinnati, McKendree University, Lewis University, Fontbonne University, Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and Boston College in 2018. He was awarded The Great Preacher Award from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in 2002. In 2006 he was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.
Wilton Gregory was born on Dec. 7, 1947 in Chicago, IL. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 9, 1973. On Dec. 13, 1983 he was consecrated an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was appointed bishop of Belleville in 1993. He served as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2001-2004. In 2004 he was appointed archbishop of Atlanta. Since 2019 he has been archbishop of Washington, DC.
In 2020 Pope Francis elevated Wilton Gregory to the rank of cardinal.