Fr. Joseph Corrigan, 1940

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Fr. Joseph Corrigan, 1940

Description

Joseph Moran Corrigan (1879-1942) was a native of Philadelphia who was ordained to the priesthood in Rome in 1903. In addition to his parish work, Corrigan was named Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities and was placed in charge of the Catholic Children’s Bureau. In 1918, he was appointed rector of and a professor at St. Charles Seminary (Wynnewood, Pa.). He left St. Charles in 1936 to become the sixth rector of the Catholic University of America. He was elevated to the episcopacy in 1940 and named Titular Bishop of Bilta. Corrigan died suddenly in 1942.


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1940

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American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives

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“Fr. Joseph Corrigan, 1940,” American Catholic History Classroom, accessed July 13, 2024, https://cuomeka.wrlc.org/items/show/122.

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