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Bouquillon, Thomas Joseph (16 May 1840–05 November 1902), Catholic priest and moral theologian, was born in Warnêton, Belgium. Little is known about Bouquillon’s parents other than their occupations as small landowners and farmers. Bouquillon received his early education in the small hamlet of Warnêton and in 1854 was sent to the episcopal college of St. Louis at Menin, Belgium, where until 1860 he learned languages and studied the liberal arts. Immediately thereafter he entered the petit séminaire of Roulers, Belgium, where he studied scholastic philosophy, and in 1862 he studied theology at the major seminary of Bruges, Belgium. In 1863 he matriculated at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he finished his theological studies, was ordained in 1865, and obtained a doctorate in moral theology in 1867....

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Corcoran, James Andrew (30 March 1820–16 July 1889), Catholic theologian and editor, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Jane O’Farrell and John Corcoran, Irish immigrants and grocers. John Corcoran immigrated to Charleston in 1817 and died there in 1819 at the age of thirty-five, five months before James was born. James’s mother Jane took over the family grocery business and raised his older brother John and him until she, too, died in 1832, leaving her two sons to the care of a hired maid. ...

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Fenton, Joseph Clifford (16 January 1906–07 July 1969), Catholic priest and theologian, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Michael Francis Fenton, a U.S. postal employee, and Elizabeth Clifford. Fenton grew up in an almost totally Catholic environment, going to Catholic primary and secondary schools in Springfield and obtaining a B.A. in philosophy in 1926 from the Jesuits’ Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Immediately after graduating with honors, he enrolled in the Grand Seminary at the University of Montreal, where he obtained in 1930 a licentiate in theology and was that same year ordained to the priesthood for the archdiocese of Boston. Recognizing his talent as an intellectual, Cardinal ...

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Gmeiner, John (05 December 1847–11 November 1913), priest and author, was born in Baernau, Bavaria, the son of Sebastian Gmeiner and Caroline Fritsch. With his parents, he immigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1849. In 1859 he enrolled at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee. Ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1870, he served as pastor of various German immigrant parishes in Milwaukee, Cassville, Platteville, Oshkosh, and Waukesha. He edited the ...

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Ryan, John Augustine (25 May 1869–16 September 1945), Roman Catholic priest, theologian, and reformer, was born in Vermillion, Minnesota, the son of William Ryan and Maria Elizabeth Luby, farmers. His theological, moral, and social roots were planted in a rich soil of Irish Catholic devotionalism and American prairie populism. During his youth, the call for political and economic change on the part of reformers like Patrick Ford of the ...

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Weigel, Gustave (15 January 1906–03 January 1964), Roman Catholic clergyman and theologian, was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of August Weigel, a janitor and truck driver, and Leontine Kieffer. Upon graduating from Canisius High School in Buffalo in 1922, he entered the Society of Jesus and began his studies for the priesthood at St. Andrew-on-Hudson in Poughkeepsie, New York. From 1926 to 1929 he studied philosophy at Woodstock College, Maryland. Jesuit students for the priesthood usually taught for at least three years in a high school or college, but because Weigel planned to do graduate work, he spent only one year (1929–1930) at Loyola College in Baltimore. He then returned for theological studies at Woodstock, where he was ordained on 25 June 1933. After another year of study at Woodstock and a year of spiritual reflection (required of Jesuits), he then went to Rome, Italy, where he received his doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University in 1937....