Monsignor Hugh J. Nolan

Monsignor Hugh J. Nolan was born in Philadelphia on July 8, 1911 to Thomas and Mildred Nolan. After attending Corpus Christ parochial school and roman catholic High School, he entered Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to study for the priesthood in 1929. In the course of nine years, Nolan obtained a

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Monsignor Francis X. Meehan

Monsignor Francis X. Meehan was a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, he was a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes parochial school and Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School. He was ordained by the Most Reverend Martin J. O'Connor on December 20, 1961, at Saint

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CORDUM

On September 29, 1971, His Eminence, John Cardinal Krol officially established the Committee on Research and Development of the Urban Ministry, or CORDUM, of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He selected Bishop Martin N. Lohmuller, the Vicar General, as Chairman of the new committee. This Committee was established to study and

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Philadelphia’s First Catholic Cathedral

  Old St. Mary’s traces its history to 1763, when a second church was needed for the growing number of Catholics in the city. Built on land originally bought to serve as a cemetery for Old St. Joseph’s, Old St. Mary’s was referred to as “Mission Number 1” as St.

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