Alliance of Catholic Women

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Edward F. Hawks papers, 1900-1952 (MC 15)

...Philadelphia, where he served for several years as a parish curate. During World War I, he served as a chaplain in the Canadian army. When he returned to Philadelphia in 1919, he established St. Joan of Arc parish, where he remained until his death. He was also the founder of

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Philadelphia’s First Bishop

...und himself embroiled in conflicts with a radical faction of forceful lay trustees, who challenged the authority and jurisdiction of priests and bishops. Draft of Trustees' report (April 13, 1812) suggesting layoffs or a decrease in clergy salary to combat the church's growing debt, page 1 Trustees' report, page 2

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