Broadway's Fighting Priest

Zabecki, David T.
March 2010
Military History;Mar2010, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p17
A biography of U.S. Army's Lieutenant Colonel Francis P. Duffy, an Army chaplain of World War I who was honored with a life-sized statue in New York's Time Square, is presented. Duffy was born in Cobourg, Ontario in Canada on May 2, 1871 and became a U.S. immigrant when he was a young man. Duffy, who was ordained in the Archdiocese of New York in 1896, began his career as a military chaplain during the Spanish-American War. Duffy became a pastor of Holy Cross Church after the war and continued his service until his death on June 26, 1932.


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