Hogan, John Baptist

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Sulpician rector; b. near Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, June 24, 1829; d. Paris, France, Sept. 29, 1901. With the help of an uncle who was a priest in the Diocese of Périgueux, Hogan went to France at 15 and studied for the priesthood in the minor and major seminaries of Bordeaux. When he finished theology in 1849, he was sent to Paris for two years of postgraduate work in the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice at Issy. In September 1851 he began his novitiate for the Sulpicians and was ordained June 5, 1852. The following September, at 23, Hogan began to teach dogmatic theology at Issy, where he continued to teach it and several other subjects until he turned to moral theology and liturgy in 1863. In 1884 he was sent to the U.S., where as Abbé Hogan he served as first president of St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Mass. (188489), as president of Divinity College, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (188994), and again as president of St. John's Seminary for his last seven years. Failing health brought about his resignation and return to France, where he died suddenly. Hogan prepared occasional articles for periodicals and wrote two books, Clerical Studies, which first appeared as a series of articles in the Ecclesiastical Review (189195), and Daily Thoughts, a series of short meditations for seminarians and priests. Both have been translated into French.

[c. m. cuyler]