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John F. Dearden Papers

Identifier: DRD

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Schemata, quaestiones, modi, relationes, animadversiones, texti emendati, texti recogniti, votae, normae, disquisitii, allocutiones, observations, reports, liturgies, correspondence, circular letters, newsletters, notes, lists, agenda, minutes, and other documents, most of them in Latin, from the Second Vatican Council (1962- 1965), Roman synods (1967-1985), consistories of cardinals (1969-1985), and meetings of Vatican congregations, secretariats, and commissions (1962-1987); Records (1966-1987) of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, including correspondence, agenda, minutes, notes, reports, subject files and other documentation of the NCCB, its service agency the United States Catholic Conference, its administrative committee and advisory council, its committees on reorganization, liturgy, doctrine, budget and finance, legislation and litigation, and research plans and proposals, and its ad-hoc committees, including the program committee for the bicentennial of the United States; Records of meetings of Michigan bishops (Michigan Catholic Conference, 1968-1982) and of Inter-American bishops (Canada, United States, and Latin America, 1967-1976); with material on the National Catholic Welfare Conference, the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, St. John's Provincial Seminary (Michigan), the North American College (Rome), Catholic University of America, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; Abortion, ecumenism, justice and peace in the world, liturgical reform, the ministerial priesthood, mixed marriages, poverty, religious liberty, the reorganization of the Roman Curia, and the revision of the code of canon law.


  • Creation: 1960-1987.


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Archbishop of Detroit (1958-1980) and first president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1966-1971).


54 linear feet

6 linear feet of printed material.

John F. Dearden Papers
University of Notre Dame Archives
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