Heuser, Herman J.

Heuser, Herman J.

(1852–1933) Catholic priest, editor; born in Potsdam, Germany. Emigrating to the U.S.A. at age 17, he was ordained in the Philadelphia archdiocese (1876) and taught for over 50 years at the archdiocesan seminary. In 1889 he founded the American Ecclesiastical Review, a professional journal for priests, which he actively edited until 1914; in 1927 he gave it over to Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
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