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Fr. Eddie Doherty
Fr. Eddie Doherty

Edward J. "Eddie" Doherty (October 30, 1890May 4, 1975) was a famed American newspaper reporter, best-selling author, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of the Madonna House Apostolate, and later ordained a priest in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Fr. ... Fr. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... A reporter is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certain types of mass media. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The Madonna House Apostolate is a Catholic Christian community of lay men, women, and priests. ... The term Melkite (also written Melchite) is used to refer to various Christian churches and their members originating in the Middle East. ... The Roman Catholic Church (commonly known as the Catholic Church) is the Christian Church which is led by the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, currently His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that it is the one holy catholic and apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ. ...

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His Life

Eddie was born into a large Irish Catholic family in Chicago, the son of a Chicago police officer. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ...


As a child he dreamed of becoming a priest, and at the age of 13 he entered a Servite monastery in Wisconsin. Within two years, however, he left to return to Chicago and reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Marie Ryan. The Servite Friars or Servants of Mary are one of the five original mendicant orders. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ...


Starting as a newspaper copy boy and later becoming a police beat reporter, Eddie covered stories in the days of Al Capone and other gangsters, slowly making a name for himself. FBI mugshot of Capone, 1931 Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), popularly known as Al Scarface Capone, was an infamous American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s, although his business card reportedly described him as a used furniture dealer. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...


Eddie wed Marie Ryan on December 15, 1914, and she bore him a son, Eddie Jr., on July 11, 1917. Eighteen months later, however, disaster struck as Marie died in the flu epidemic of 1918. Eddie was devastated, and turned his back on the Catholic Church. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Spanish Flu Pandemic, also known as the Great Influenza Pandemic, the 1918 Flu Epidemic, and La Grippe, was an unusually severe and deadly strain of influenza, a viral infectious disease, that killed some 25 million to 40 million people (possibly significantly more) world-wide in 1918 and 1919. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Later, Eddie met his second wife, Mildred Frisby, at the newspaper and they were married on July 16, 1919 outside the Catholic Church and in secret. They were forced to reveal their secret marriage when she became pregnant, and gave birth to Eddie's second son, Jack Jim. July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Soon, Eddie was at the top of his game. Papers and billboards headlined him as "America's Star Reporter", and others bragged that he was "America's Highest Paid Reporter". But once again, disaster struck, as Mildred died in a freak accident while out for a walk alone. This time, however, Eddie found peace for his grieving in returning to the Catholic Church.


In 1940, Eddie met Catherine de Hueck at her Friendship House mission while doing a story on Harlem. Their friendship turned to romance, and they wed on June 25, 1943. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Catherine Doherty, 1970 Catherine Doherty (1896–1985) was a social activist and foundress of the Madonna House Apostolate. ... An early Friendship House storefront entrance Friendship House is a missionary movement founded in Toronto in the early 1930s by Catholic social justice activist Catherine de Hueck Doherty, one of the leading proponents of interracial justice in pre-Martin Luther King, Jr. ... View of Harlem from Morningside Heights overlooking Morningside Park Lenox Avenue looking south from the corner of 124th Street Harlem is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, long known as a major African American cultural and business center. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ...


In 1944, Eddie's screenplay for the World War II film The Sullivans was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Story. 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... The Academy Award for Best Story was the Academy Award that was the predecessor to the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay which was introduced in 1940. ...


Meanwhile, the staff at Friendship House did not take well to Catherine's marriage to Eddie, and complained that Catherine no longer lived in celibacy as they were required to do. This and other differences eventually led to Eddie and Catherine moving to Combermere, Ontario, Canada and starting a new apostolate called Madonna House in 1947. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status, and is an official language of Canada, but is not fully co-official at the provincial level) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton... The Madonna House Apostolate is a Catholic Christian community of lay men, women, and priests. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


In 1969, Eddie obtained permission to transfer from the Latin Rite to the Byzantine Rite Melkite Greek Catholic Church (which allows married men to become priests), and on August 15, 1969, Eddie was ordained a Catholic priest at the age of seventy-eight. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Latin Rite, in the singular and accompanied, in English, by the definite article (The Latin Rite), is a term by which documents of the Catholic Church designate the particular Church, distinct from the Eastern Rite Churches, that developed in western Europe and northern Africa, where Latin was the language of... The term Eastern Rites may refer to the liturgical rites used by many ancient Christian Churches of Eastern Europe and the Middle East that, while being part of the Roman Catholic Church, are distinct from the Latin Rite or Western Church. ... The coat of arms of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church The Melkite Greek Catholic Church is an Eastern Rite sui juris particular Church in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope of Rome. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


In 1975, after a period of ill-health and surgery, Eddie slipped into a coma. He died the next day, on May 4, 1975. To Jesus, the Word made flesh, Eddie dedicated all his life and words — a simple wooden cross marks his grave, reading "All my words for the Word." May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Jesus is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help take it from Good to Featured article status. ...


See also

The Madonna House Apostolate is a Catholic Christian community of lay men, women, and priests. ... Catherine Doherty, 1970 Catherine Doherty (1896–1985) was a social activist and foundress of the Madonna House Apostolate. ... The statue of Our Lady of Combermere Our Lady of Combermere is a religious title given within Roman Catholicism to the Blessed Virgin, Mary, the mother of Jesus. ...

External links

  • Madonna House Apostolate biography of Eddie Doherty
  • Books by Eddie Doherty
  • Eddie Doherty at the Internet Movie Database

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

Reference

Bazzett, Mary. The Life of Eddie Doherty. Combermere: Madonna House Publications, 1998.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Eddie Doherty - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (581 words)
Edward J. "Eddie" Doherty (October 30 1890–May 4 1975) was a famed American newspaper reporter, best-selling author, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of the Madonna House Apostolate, and later ordained a priest in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
Later, Eddie met his second wife, Mildred Frisby, at the newspaper and they were married on July 16, 1919 outside the Catholic Church and in secret.
In 1969, Eddie obtained permission to transfer from the Latin Rite to the Byzantine Rite Melkite Greek Catholic Church (which allows married men to become priests), and on August 15, 1969, Eddie was ordained a Catholic priest at the age of seventy-eight by Archbishop Joseph Raya.
Eddie Doherty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (528 words)
Edward J. "Eddie" Doherty (October 30, 1890–May 4, 1975) was a famed American newspaper reporter, best-selling author, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of the Madonna House Apostolate, and later ordained a priest in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
Eddie was born into a large Irish Catholic family in Chicago, the son of a Chicago police officer.
In 1969, Eddie obtained permission to transfer from the Latin Rite to the Byzantine Rite Melkite Greek Catholic Church (which allows married men to become priests), and on August 15, 1969, Eddie was ordained a Catholic priest at the age of seventy-eight by Archbishop Joseph Raya.
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