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Military Ordinariate Records
SC.007  
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Description
Includes correspondence, photographs, reports, maps, and ephemera from the Military Ordinariate, an ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church that is responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in the armed forces.
Background
The Military Ordinariate of the United States of America was originally established in 1917 in New York as a military vicariate, an ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church that is responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in the armed forces and the recruitment and assignment of military chaplains. In its conception, the Military Ordinariate was headed by New York Archbishop Patrick J. Hayes, who served as Military Vicar. The Ordinariate began in New York due to it being a point of embarkation for U.S. military troops.
Extent
2.38 Cubic Feet
Availability
Some restrictions have been applied to records containining personal identifiable information and in accordance with Canon Law. Please inquire with the Archivist for additional information.