O’Callaghan (1852) Atheism of Brownson’s Review, Usury – Apostle of Vermont


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[Vermontiana] [Economics] [Catholicism] O’Callaghan, Jeremiah. Atheism of Brownson’s Review: Unity and Trinity of God; Divinity and Humanity of Christ Jesus: Banks and Paper Money. (Burlington, VT: 1852) [Gilman, p.186; not in Sabin; 26 copies in OCLC, of which this may be one].

A radical Catholic priest, O’Callaghan railed against banks and usury (the charging of excessive interest on loans) in spite of the Catholic church’s attempts to rein him in.

Octavo. xxv, 306 pages plus index. Hardcover. Bound in brown cloth-covered boards stamped in blind and gilt.

Condition: VG. Corners and top edge bumped, spine ends worn through. Ex-Library from Holy Cross College Library with withdrawal stamp.

“Jeremiah O’Callaghan (1780-1861) was an Irish Roman Catholic priest who served in Vermont,  known as the Apostle of Vermont. Born in 1780 near Macroom, Co. Cork. O’Callaghan, was educated at St. Patrick’s, Carlow College before being ordained by Bishop William Coppinger in 1805 and serving in Cork in the Diocese of Cloyne and Ross for ten years before going to the United States. O’Callaghan was sent to Burlington, Vermont by Benedict Joseph Fenwick S.J. in 1830 as the first resident priest. In 1833, Father O’Callaghan had St. Mary’s church built in St. Albans, north of Burlington.[5] In Vermont Fr. O’Callaghan was known for his campaign against Usury.” – Wikipedia




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