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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] more on Bishop O'Regan
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 00:31:20 -0600

source:History of Early Chicago page 238 (Hager)

Bishop Van de Vetde was succeeded in Chicago by the Rt. Rev. Anthony
O'Regan, who was consecrated Bishop of Chicago July 25, 1854. Bishop
O'Regan, like his immediate predecessor, found the administration of
the affairs of the diocese an arduous task. His labors constantly
increased. Besides the care of the diocese of Chicago, he was charged
with the admiuistration of the new See of Quincy, erected in 1852,
but which continued to be administered by the Ordinary of Chicago.
until the erection of the See of Alton in 1857. His administration of
the affairs of the diocese of Chicago was soon marred by difficulties
with some of the lead-ins Catholic priests of the city, in
conseqneuce of which Rev. Fathers Kinsella, Clowry and Breen left the
diocese. But the troubles continuing, Bishop O'Regan sought peace by
following the example of his predeces-sot. He resigned, and was
assigned to a See, i. p. i., in Ireland with which he had been
connected in his early days, and where he spent the remainder of his
life, dying in London, England, in 1865. He was succeeded by Rev.
Matthew Dillon, an amiable and popular clergyman, who filled the post
of administrator until succeeded by the Rt. Rev. Clement J. Smythe,
Bishop of Dubuque, who remained until 1859, when he gave place to the
Rt. Rev. James Duggan, an account of whose labors will be found in
the succeeding volume of this History. [p.238]

BGMI references to Bishop Anthony O'Regan

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The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans.
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