Prelate and historian, born Paris; died there.
He was first chaplain at the College Sainte Barbe, 1889-1898, during which period he published his .
In 1898 he became rector of the Catholic University of Toulouse, which position he resigned after nine years.
During his rectorship he published , , and , which was placed on the Index and then duly approved after corrections.
He spent the remainder of his life in Paris, where he wrote a series of scholarly essays on early church history: , translated under the title , , , , and a biography of Saint Gregory the Great.
Their apologetical value cannot be exaggerated.
He also took an important part in the Mechlin Conversations, publishing afterwards a book of essays, called ().
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