Father McSoriey was born in Brooklyn in 1874. He was Superior General of the Paulists, 1924-29, and First Consultor, 1946-52. His alma mater, St. John's University, conferred an honorary Litt.D. upon him in 1938. Fr Joseph McSorley died in New York City at the age of 88 after 65 years as a Paulist priest. He contributed dozens (if not hundreds) of articles to "The Catholic World" and wrote several popular books. He also served as confessor and spiritual director to Dorothy Day.
Contributions to the Catholic Encyclopedia
Works about McSorley
- "McSorley, Joseph," in The Catholic Encyclopedia and its makers, New York: The Encyclopedia Press (1917)
- The Sacrament of Duty, by Father Joseph McSorley, C.S.P.
- Father Hecker and His Friends (Herder, 1952)
- Be of Good Heart (Kenedy, 1924
- Italian Confessions and How to Hear Them (Paulist Press, 1916)
- Primer of Prayer (1934)
- Think and Pray (Longmans, New York, 1936; London, 1956)
- Meditations for Everyman (two volumes, Herder, 1949)
Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.
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