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Dear Catholic.com visitor: Summer is here, and you may be thinking about a well-deserved vacation, family get-togethers, BBQs with neighborhood friends. More than likely, making a donation to Catholic Answers is not on your radar right now. But this is exactly the time we most need your help. The “summer slowdown” in donations is upon us, but the work of spreading the gospel and explaining and defending the Faith never takes a break. Your gift today will change lives and save souls for Christ this summer! The reward is eternal. Thank you and God bless.

George Porter

Archbishop of Bombay, b. 1825 at Exeter, England; d. at Bombay, September 28, 1889

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Porter, GEORGE, Archbishop of Bombay, b. 1825 at Exeter, England; d. at Bombay, September 28, 1889. Of Scotch descent, he was educated at Stonyhurst and joined the Society of Jesus in 1841. After making his novitiate at Hodder, and devoting three years to philosophy at Stonyhurst, he was employed in teaching at Stonyhurst and at St. Francis Xavier’s College, Liverpool, and becoming prefect of studies at the former college in 1849. In 1853 he went to St. Beuno’s College, North Wales, for theology, and in 1856 was ordained priest. His theological studies were completed in Rome under Passaglia and Schrader. After two years more spent at Stonyhurst and a year at Liesse, near Loon, Father Porter returned to St. Beuno’s, where for four years he occupied the chair of dogmatic theology. He was then appointed rector at Liverpool, but was moved to London in 1871, becoming master of novices two years later. In 1881 he was appointed rector of Farm Street, London, but he was soon called to Fiesole as assistant to the general. In December, 1886, he was made Archbishop of Bombay (q.v.). Father Porter‘s collected “Letters” (London, 1891) reveal the versatility of his mind and his skill in direction. He translated or wrote prefaces for a number of spiritual books and compiled “The Priest‘s Manual for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass” (Liverpool, 1858). Some of his meditations and considerations have been printed for private circulation.

CHARLES PLATER


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