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Source: Sun
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Priest Enjoined by Bishop”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 11 April 1902
Volume number: 69
Issue number: 223
Pagination: 1

“Priest Enjoined by Bishop.” Sun [New York] 11 Apr. 1902 v69n223: p. 1.
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John J. Ardan; McKinley assassination (sympathizers).
Named persons
John J. Ardan; Leon Czolgosz; Michael John Hoban; William McKinley.


Priest Enjoined by Bishop


Excommunicated, He Goes on with His Work — Praised Czolgosz’s Act.

     SCRANTON, Pa., April 10.—The Rev. John Ardan, a Polish Catholic priest, has been excommunicated by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Hoban for printing an article in a Polish paper over his signature saying that Czolgosz did right in assassinating President McKinley. The priest has gone on performing the duties of pastor as heretofore, marrying couples, officiating at funerals and holding services, paying no attention to the order of excommunication, so the courts were to-day asked to grant an injunction to restrain him, and a preliminary injunction was granted returnable April 16.
     Ardan is middle aged and the fact that he had such radical opinions was not known outside of the church and the Polish colony. His church is at Olyphant, this county, and is of the Greek Catholic denomination. The offending article was printed in a Polish paper at Olyphant called the Swoba. After asserting that Czolgosz did right in killing the President, the article goes on to say that there should be an equal division of the wealth of the world and that the only way to bring this about is to kill off the rulers.



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