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Clergyman

Francis Patrick Kenrick, Irish clergyman. member 1st Provincial Council of Balt.

Background

Kenrick, Francis Patrick was born on December 3, 1796 in Dublin, Ireland. Son of Thomas and Jean (Eustace) Kenrick.

Education

Entered College Propoganda, Rome, Italy, 1814.

Career

Ordained to Roman Catholic Church, Rome, 1821. Came to American, 1821. Assigned to missions in Kentucky under Bishop Flaget.

Professor theology St. Thomas Seminary, Bardstown, Kentucky. Member 1st Provincial Council of Baltimore, 1829. Titular bishop of Arath, consecrated at Bardstown.

Held diocesan synod, 1832. A founder Catholic Herald, 1833. His advocation of moderation during nationalist riots of 1844 in Philadelphia paved way for better church-community relations.

Appointed archbishop of Baltimore, 1851. Apostolic delegate, presided over 1st Plenary Council, 1852. Introduced 40 Hours’ Devotionists into United States, 1858.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Theologia Dogmaticae, 4 vols., 1839-1840. Theologia Moralis, 3 vols., 1841-1843. The New Testament, 1862.

Membership

Member 1st Provincial Council of Balt.

Connections

father:
Thomas Kenrick

mother:
Jean (Eustace) Kenrick