Catholic Boys Brigade of the United States

A semi-military organization founded in New York City, 1911, through the efforts of Reverend Thomas Lynch and Michael Lonergan, with the approval of Cardinal Farley. It aims to unite boys as they leave the public school, to keep them in touch with the Church, and to provide. for their spiritual, physical, and social well-being. The organization became nation-wide with the approval of the Holy See, 1921, and led to the establishment of courses in boy leadership in many young men's Catholic colleges, 1924. The results have become manifest in the decrease of Catholic boy delinquents in juvenile courts, and in the increase of boy helpers in parish work.

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