Msgr. Bernard John Quinn :: Cause for Canonization

Msgr. Bernard John Quinn :: Cause for Canonization

During the US bishops’ autumn general assembly in Baltimore this week, they approved by voice vote the Causes of four men and women as part of the episcopal consultation in the Catholic Church’s process for possible canonization. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn presented the priest’s cause to the bishops. Mgr Quinn was ordained to the priesthood in 1912, and served as a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn where he particularly emphasized priestly and religious vocations for black Catholics.

In 1922, he established St Peter Claver Church for black Catholics in Brooklyn and years later built an orphanage for the African-American community that was twice burned to the ground by the Ku Klux Klan before it was successfully built the third time.

Source: Msgr. Bernard John Quinn :: Cause for Canonization

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