Posts with the tag: Monsignor William Kerby

The Archivist’ Nook: From War to Welfare – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and American Catholic Life in the early 20th Century

As the United States Catholic population boomed between 1890 and 1920, national Catholic institutions evolved  to address their needs. A key player in these developments was the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Initially established in 1917 to coordinate Catholic activities related to the First World War, the National Catholic War Council evolved into the National Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Monsignor John O’Grady and the Making of Modern Catholic Charity

For all of his gregariousness, Monsignor John O’Grady is one of the lesser-known leaders in twentieth century American Catholic history. And yet, he is one of the founders and organizers of what is today known as Catholic Charities, USA, one of the largest charitable organizations in America, and of CARITAS, which carries the mission to Read More

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