Jeremiah J. Crowley

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Jeremiah J. Crowley (Ireland, Nov. 20, 1861 — Chicago, Aug. 10, 1927) was an American Catholic priest who later became an anti-Catholic writer.

He was educated at St. Finbarr's in Cork, and St. Patrick's, Carlow College, he was ordained aged 24 by Bishop James Lynch for Cork. Crowley was accepted into the Chicago diocese by archbishop of Chicago Patrick Feehan in 1896, but fell out with him and opposed his successor James Edward Quigley.[1] He was excommunicated, published The parochial school: a curse to the church 1905[2] then the even more intemperate Romanism: A Menace to the Nation 1912.[3]

Jeremiah J. Crowley is buried in Schuyler Cemetery in Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska.


  1. ^ Timothy L. Hall - American religious leaders Page 128 2003 "Many Irish Catholics, led by Jeremiah Crowley, a Chicago priest, opposed Feehan's desire to appoint the American-born priest Peter Muldoon to the position. Crowley made scandalous charges against Muldoon and was eventually excommunicated."
  2. ^ The parochial school: a curse to the church, a menace to the Jeremiah J. Crowley - 1905 "Archbishop Feehan died July 12th, 1902, and Bishop Quigley, of Buffalo, NY, was appointed his successor, coming to Chicago March 10, 1903. Archbishop Quigley of the Archdiocese of Chicago, with full knowledge of the villainy of some of ..."
  3. ^ Karl Keating The usual suspects: answering anti-Catholic fundamentalists Page 99 - 2000 "Jeremiah's Lament One of my favorites among the books I have never finished reading is Romanism: A Menace to the Nation, written by Jeremiah Crowley, a one-time Catholic priest. Published in 1912, the book has a thick purple cover "

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