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Isaac Thomas Hecker (1819–1888)

Hecker, Isaac Thomas. A distinguished American Roman Catholic clergyman; born in New York, Dec. 18, 1819; died there, Dec. 22, 1888. In early life he was a member of the Brook Farm community. He founded the order of the Paulists (1858), becoming their superior; and established the Catholic World (1865), editing it till he died. He wrote ‘Questions of the Soul’ (1855); ‘The Church and the Age’ (1888); etc.