Rev Thomas Aloysius Boland

Rev Thomas Aloysius Boland

Birth
Death 16 Mar 1979 (aged 83)
Burial Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Crypt
Memorial ID 10739501 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Archbishop. He had been valedictorian at Seton Hall and attended the North American College in Rome. He chaired both moral theology and canon law at the Seminary. In 1940 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, and became Bishop of Paterson in 1947. He was installed as the Second Archbishop of Newark on January 14, 1953. Boland participated in the Vatican Council II, was elected to head the Bishops' Study Committee, and was chosen to serve on the Catholic Mission Board of the United States as Chair of the Episcopal Committee. When the Newark community was torn with racial strife during the Civil Rights Movement, Boland made it clear that he would not allow the rights of African-Americans to be compromised. He urged compliance with the Bishops' Letter on Social Justice (1958) which emphasized the Catholic obligation to ensure that all African-Americans had all of the rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Boland dedicated the finished Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on October 19, 1954. He retired in 1974. He was Archbishop Emeritus, from 1974 to 1979.


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 8 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10739501
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas Aloysius Boland (17 Feb 1896–16 Mar 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10739501, citing Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Crypt, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .