Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thriller Thursday - M'Faul Banished Schmidt.

M'Faul Banished Schmidt.

Trenton Bishop Gives Out Letter He Wrote to Priest.

Trenton, N. J., Sept. 15. - Bishop James A. McFaul, of the Diocese of Trenton, made public to-day a letter written by him to Hans Schmidt in 1910, while the latter was serving at St. Francis's Church in this city, during the illness of the Rev. Dr. Rathner. In his letter Bishop McFaul said:

"You are hereby notified that you must leave this diocese immediately. It is evident to me that you are wanting in common sense, and therefore I do not desire to have anything more to do with you."

Bishop McFaul said Schmidt was banished from his charge in this city because he disobeyed the rules of the Church in performing a marriage ceremony without a proper dispensation.

M'Faul Banished Schmidt, 16 September 1913, The New York Tribune, page 2, column 2.