Religion: Trailer Fathers

When Isaac Hecker, member of a German Protestant family which grew rich in Manhattan in the grain and baking business (Hecker's Rolled Oats), was converted to Catholicism and became a priest in 1849, there was no indigenous U. S. Catholic missionary order. With the zeal of a convert. Father Hecker founded an order—the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle. Today no part of the U. S. is too remote to interest Paulist Fathers and last week they had good news from Winchester, Tenn.

To Winchester went last year the superior general of the order,...

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