Walsh, James A.

Walsh, James A. (Anthony)

(1867–1936) Catholic prelate; born in Boston, Mass. Ordained in 1892, he cofounded the Catholic Mission Bureau (1906) to support foreign missions and, with Father Thomas Price, won approval for a seminary for missionaries (1911). Walsh was the first superior of the new Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll), which dispatched its first missionaries in 1918. He was consecrated a bishop in 1933.
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