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Priest, Vice Rector, North American College in Rome

Honorary Doctor of Laws



The Reverend Allen J. Babcock, Scholastic son of the University of Detroit, and of Sacred Heart Seminary; Licentiate of Sacred Theology of the North American College, Rome; Priest of the Diocese of Detroit, who by his energy, initiative and fidelity in the humbler position of his first pastoral charge marked himself out as a leader among his fellow priests of the diocese; who thereafter as Chaplain of the Catholic students at the University of Michigan, enhanced that reputation by the devotedness, wisdom and prudence of his guidance; kind and considerate in the care of souls; fearless champion of Catholic truth; zealous apostle of Catholic youth; in recognition of his recent appointment to the important post of Vice Rector of the North American college and in anticipation of further honors to which such post is a prelude, has been recommended for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. And I by the authority in me vested as President of the University of Detroit confer on you, for the sake of honor, the degree of Doctor of Laws, and gladly enroll you on the list of those who have merited this distinction. Farewell Reception, given at St. Thomas Parish, January 14, 1937.

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