Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “A Catholic Bishop’s Letter”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 50
Issue number: 16121
|“A Catholic Bishop’s Letter.” New York Times 8 Sept. 1901 v50n16121: part 1, p. 2.|
|McKinley assassination (religious response); Thomas Sebastian Byrne (public statements).|
|Thomas Sebastian Byrne; William McKinley.|
A Catholic Bishop’s Letter
Prayers of Tennessee Priests for the President as Directed.
Special to The New York Times.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 7.—A letter severely
denouncing Anarchy, condemning the attempted assassination of President McKinley,
and directing the priests of all churches in Tennessee to offer daily prayer
for the recovery of the President, was issued to-day by the Right Rev. Thomas
Sebastian Byrne, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville.
Bishop Byrne says in the letter: “Our hearts are borne with sorrow and our souls filled with indignation and shame to think that in this great and free country a miscreant could be found so cowardly, base, and craven as to attempt so foul a deed. No words of reprobation can be too severe or unmeasured to brand such an infamy, and men who profess or proclaim doctrines of which such unspeakable crimes are the issue should be made to understand and to feel that they cannot teach them in this country, nor can they themselves enjoy this country’s hospitality.”