How Rich is Steven Lopez?
Steven Lopes serves as the director of the Personal Ordinariate of Saint Peter in Houston. This structure established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 provides Catholics raised within Anglican traditions with equivalent Catholic-Tanglian structures for worship and pastoral guidance.
Lopes was appointed to his current position in November 2015, replacing Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson who had become unsuitable for episcopal consecration due to being married and ineligible for episcopal consecration as bishop. Monsignor Steenson served on the Vatican commission Anglicanae Traditiones that created Ordinariate liturgical books.
Early Life and Education
Lopes was raised as the son of two educators and instilled with Catholicism from birth, never leaving religion at the church door. After attending Catholic schools in California and enrolling at St. Ignatius Institute at University of San Francisco for philosophical studies; thereafter he studied theology in Menlo Park before traveling to Rome for doctorate studies at Pontifical Gregorian University.
He currently serves as bishop of the Ordinariate of Saint Peter for North America, an organisation designed to accommodate former Anglicans who convert fully Roman Catholic while maintaining aspects of their former faith tradition. Prior to that he worked closely with Cardinal William Levada of the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith from 2005-12 as his personal aide; during this time he spoke extensively on ordinariates and their new Catholic liturgy.
Lopes moved to New York as the Australian editor for MAD magazine in the 1990s, seeking creative stimulation through art students league life drawing classes taught by Harvey Dinnerstein and seeking guidance from publishing art director Edna McNabney.
Lopes serves on the USC athletic department’s senior management team and oversees business and financial operations of the department, with special expertise in managing profitable portfolios across Management Liability and specialty programs.
Lopes would greet his teachers and students each morning over the intercom system with a welcoming “Good morning!”; many Washington staffers responded enthusiastically by exclaiming, “IT’S PIZZA!.”
Achievement and Honors
Lopes earned a career record of 35 wins, 5 losses and one tie as an offensive tackle on teams that won their school’s inaugural national football championship. His play helped open holes for 30 rushing touchdowns – second most ever by any Wildcat team!
He served as first-base coach and baserunning advisor with the Washington Nationals under manager Charlie Manuel, earning numerous accolades along the way – such as induction into Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame, etc.
On November 24, 2015, Lopes was appointed Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of Saint Peter in North America by Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus. Lopes’ appointment marks part of Catholicism’s new path for Anglicans seeking full Roman Catholic status.
His work is inspired by both his Catholic faith and an in-depth knowledge of art history. To avoid cliches in his painting style, he uses richly sophisticated, varied brushstrokes that reveal beauty even in seemingly terrible places – as seen in Untitled Figure (2017) with its depiction of a Muslim woman wearing a white tqiy atop an imagined embedded bunker reminiscent of visits to Somme and Polygon Wood battlefields.
Lopes graduated from Linfield College, where he was honored with induction into their Athletic Hall of Fame as part of their 1982 national champion football team. Additionally, Lopes currently serves on its board of trustees and was appointed the inaugural bishop for Pope Benedict XVI’s Personal Ordinariate of Saint Peter for Anglican Use–an institution similar to a diocese set up for former Anglicans within Roman Catholicism.
Steve Lopez reportedly estimated to be worth anywhere from $1 Million – $5 Million due to his primary profession as a Martial Artist.
He has written for several respected publications such as Time and Life, garnering him several national journalistic prizes such as H.L. Mencken and Ernie Pyle awards as well as being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize nomination with his columns about elder care and his father’s declining health.
Steve is an established entrepreneur and the founder of Social Chain, which he started from his bedroom in Manchester in 2012. He has appeared as a guest on popular podcasts such as The Diary of a CEO. Additionally, Steve advocates strongly for diversity within business environments, hoping to encourage younger generations – particularly those from BAME backgrounds – to take up entrepreneurialism and innovation themselves.