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We are happy to offer these articles for your reading, concerning Father James E. Coyle and the circumstances concerning the times of his service to our Lord and his untimely death.

Father Coyle Now a Pastor in Birmingham, AL

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Father Coyle Now a Pastor in Birmingham, AL

Father Coyle Arrives in Birmingham and Take Charge of St. Paul’s Church

Father Kerrigan Receives Appointment as Rector of McGill Institute, Mobile.

Birmingham Age-Herald
October 1904.

The Rev. Father Coyle, recently appointed pastor of St. Paul’s Church, arrived from Mobile yesterday to take charge of the parish. He was greeted by many Catholics during the day.

Father Coyle will be the celebrant at the last mass tomorrow and will address the congregation. He is a young man of scholarly attainments. He was very popular in Mobile, where he filled the position of rector of McGill Institute, and he will doubtless have the hearty co-operation of St. Paul’s congregation.

The Rev. Father Kerrigan, who has been the senior assistant at St. Paul’s for several years, has been appointed as rector of McGill Institute and will leave for Mobile next week to enter upon his new duties. He received formal notification from Bishop Allen yesterday.

Father Kerrigan is one of the younger priests of this diocese and his appointment to the rectorship of McGill is regarded as a very high honor. Father Kerrigan was not only an assiduous student and singularly edifying preacher, but he is a good musician as well. It is probable that he will be called upon to occupy the pulpit of the cathedral frequently and to train the altar choir there. He will be greatly missed in Birmingham.

Tragedy in Birmingham

Tragedy in Birmingham remembers the 1921 slaying of Father James E. Coyle and pays tribute to the lifestyle and lessons he left for all to receive.

Fr. James E. Coyle Commemoration Day (Part I)

The Psalmist says:Weeping may tarry for the night but joy comes in the morning.I believe that after years of weeping, sadness and darkness regarding the murder of Fr. James E. Coyle, almost 83 years ago, that today is a day of joy and light! My only regret is that I am not able to celebrate this commemorative day with you. I blush at the privilege of being associated with such a holy, righteous and courageous man as Fr. Coyle. It is also wonderful to be lifting up his life and memory with all of the participants today. In particular, I want to recognize:

Father Coyle Now a Pastor in Birmingham, AL

Father Coyle Now a Pastor in Birmingham, AL, an article published in the Birmingham Age-Herald in October 1904, covers Father Coyle’s appointment to St. Paul’s.

A Word About Father Coyle

Quotes about Father Coyle as printed by a Birmingham Newspaper in May 1904.

Father Coyle Remembered

Father Coyle Remembered is an account by Helen McGough, who remembers being a girl in her dad’s bakery when normal was shaken by the news about Father Coyle.