Catholic War Veterans

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Catholic War Veterans (officially called the Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America) is a national organization established in 1935.


In 1935 Father Edward J. Higgins held a meeting with a few parishioners from his parish, the Church of the Immaculate Conception in New York, who had served in World War I. This became the first Post of the Catholic War Veterans (CWV) On May 19, 1935 the Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. In May 1935 Higgins met with Pope Pius XI, who bestowed his blessing on the organization.[1]



  1. ^ a b "History Of the Catholic War Veterans". Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Msgr. John Quinn, Bronx Pastor, 69; Priest at St. Francis Xavier Church Dies. Had Headed Catholic War Veterans". New York Times. August 30, 1955. Retrieved 2011-02-08. In 1932 Cardinal Hayes him pastor of St. Francis Xavier's. There he played a leading role in building a new church edifice, which was dedicated in 1951, ... 

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