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LUDDEN, Patrick Anthony, R. C. bishop, born near Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, in 1838. After studying for some time in St. Jarlath's college, Tuam, he came to the United States at the age of eighteen, afterward entered the Grand Seminaire, Montreal, Canada, and was ordained priest by Bishop Bourget in 1864. His first mission was as assistant at the Immaculate Conception cathedral Albany, and he was then Bishop McCloskey's secretary and chancellor, and afterward pastor of Malone, Franklin County, New York In 1877 he was appointed rector of the Albany cathedral and vicar-general of the diocese, and in May, 1880, he became pastor of St. Peter's church, Troy. He was particularly interested in education, and built large schools in his parish. He was consecrated first bishop of Syracuse, 1 May. 1887, in the city of Syracuse, where he held his first diocesan synod on 4 October following. Bishop Ludden was present at the oecumenical council at Rome in 1869, and was theologian to the bishop of Albany at the last plenary council of Baltimore. He is an eloquent preacher, very austere in his habits, but popular among his clergy. He has published a work on " Church Property " (Albany, 1882).
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