Archbishop John Ireland

John Ireland (September 11, 1838 – September 25, 1918) was the third Roman Catholic bishop and first Roman Catholic archbishop of Saint Paul, Minnesota (1888–1918). He became both a religious as well as civic leader in Saint Paul during the turn of the 20th century. He created or helped to create many religious and educational institutions in Minnesota.

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Our Tradition: American and Catholic

The value of America to the cause of religion cannot be overestimated. This is a providential nation. How youthful and yet how great! How rich in glorious promise! A hundred years ago the States hardly exceeded the third million in population; today they approach the sixty-fifth million. Streams of immigration from the lands of the … Read more

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