Hillenbrand, Reynold

Hillenbrand, Reynold (Henry)

(1904–79) activist Catholic priest; born in Chicago. Ordained in 1929, he studied further in Rome, where he was influenced by papal social teachings. While a seminary teacher and rector (through 1944) and pastor (through 1970) in the Chicago archdiocese, he encouraged lay leadership and liturgical reform and played a key role in forming Catholic Action cells and promoting the Christian Family Movement.
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