Thursday, August 18, 2016

Irish-American Priest Fr. James Coyle: Martyred in Alabama in 1921

Read of his story HERE.

In August 1921 he was shot and killed by an anti-Catholic member of the KKK in Birmingham, Alabama.  The killer walked.  A sad story.  The blood of martyrs is the seed of Faith.

Now EWTN, located in Irondale (just a twenty minute drive from the location of the crime) brings the Faith to many millions of people across the globe.

The crime occurred on the front porch of the rectory of St. Paul's, an 1890s church which is now the Cathedral.  The priest is buried at Elmwood Cemetery.  

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