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Joseph Moran Corrigan, American university rector.


Corrigan, Joseph Moran was born on May 18, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Daniel David and Mary (Moran) Corrigan.


Student Overbrook Sem.


Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1903. Assistant rector, successively, Our Lady of Rosary, St. Agatha’s and St. Columba’s chs. (all Philadelphia), and superintendent Catholic Missionary Society.

Served as diocesan director of charities (Philadelphia), moderator of priests’ conferences and later as director laymen’s retreats. Was professor dogmatic theology St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, Pennsylvania, and appointed rector of the seminary, 1925. Rector Catholic University of America, by appointment of Pope Pius XI, since March 1936.

Appointed prelate of Papal Household, with title of Rt. Review Monsignor, December 1929. Appointed Prothonotary Apostolic, April 8, 1937.

Titular bishop of Bilta, 1940.


Daniel David Corrigan

Mary (Moran) Corrigan