Diocesan News

Msgr. Quinn: A Champion of Equality

Msgr. Quinn (1888-1940), who was an Irish-American, was known for his fight against racial injustice.

He was a visionary and the driving force behind the establishment of St. Peter Claver Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 1922 — the first church in the diocese to serve a black congregation. He also founded the Little Flower House of Providence, an orphanage that cared for many children in Wading River, Long Island.

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