Joseph M. Corrigan was a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States.
Corrigan, Joseph Moran was born on May 18, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Daniel David and Mary (Moran) Corrigan.
He completed his studies for the priesthood in Rome at the Pontifical North American College.
He served as the sixth rector of The Catholic University of America from 1936-1942. Early life and education \r\n Kennedy was ordained a priest in Rome for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on June 6, 1903 by Cardinal Pietro Respighi, the Vicar General of Rome. Priesthood \r\n After he returned to Pennsylvania, Corrigan served as an assistant pastor in several parishes, director of the Madonna House and settlement work with Italian immigrants, Director of Catholic Charities in the archdiocese and the Catholic Children’s Bureau.
He also served on the board of directors of the Community Council of Philadelphia (the Welfare Federation), as the state chaplain of the Pennsylvania State Council of the Knights of Columbus, as a judge on the archdiocesan marriage tribunal, moderator of the priests’ vigilance committee and retreat master for the Philadelphia Laymen’s Weekend Retreat League. Corrigan joined the faculty and served as rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary from 1918-1936. Pope Pius XI named him a Domestic Prelate with the title of Monsignor in 1918.
Corrigan was named the rector of The Catholic University of America in 1936. During his time as rector Curley Hall was built, and he was among five American Catholic leaders and a politician who condemned Nazi violence against the Jews in a radio broadcast on November 16, 1938. Episcopacy \r\n Pope Pius XII appointed him as the Titular Bishop of Bilta on February 3, 1940.
He was consecrated a bishop by Cardinal Dennis Dougherty, Archbishop of Philadelphia, on April 2, 1940. The principal co-consecrators were Archbishops Michael Curley of Baltimore-Washington and Edward Mooney of Detroit. He died suddenly on June 9, 1942 at the age of 63.