Son of Daniel and Rose Ryan Donoghue. Ordained on 4 June 1955 in the archdiocese of Washington, DC. Parish priest, then chancellor and vicar general for the archdiocese. Bishop of Charlotte, North Carolina on 6 November 1984. Archbishop of Atlanta, Georgia on 22 June 1993; he served for over 11 years, retiring on 9 December 2004. Emphasized Eucharistic Renewal and Catholic education.
To live in Christ Jesus. - Archbishop Donoghue’s episcopal motto