Committee on Research and Development of the Urban Ministry
Scope and Contents
As noted in the Custodial History, the present collection combines three existing collections. Each of these pre-existing collections is now a series in the parent. The contents of each series have been divided into sub-series (CORDUM reports, sub-committees, etc.)
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1971 - 1975
Biographical / Historical
On September 29, 1971, HIs Eminence, John Cardinal Krol officially established the Committee on Research and Development of the Urban Ministry, or CORDUM, of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He selected Bishop Martin N. Lohmuller, the Vicar General, as Chairman of the new committee. This Committee was established tostudy and make recommendations concerning the serious and urgent problems confronting the Church of Philadelphia relative to continuing and even expanding the apostolate in the inner-city areas. In the period of 4 years, studies into different facets of the church community were conducted in five geographical areas of the city (North, South, West, Germantown and Southwest). The findings were published in the Spring of 1975.
2.08 Linear Feet (; 5 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection concerns the Committee on Research and Development of the Urban Ministry, or CORDUM. The collection at the Catholic Historical Research Center contains various drafts of sub-committee reports and of the final report from 1975. Also included are various correspondence between members of the Committee and meeting minutes from the sub-committees.
Ascession Numbers 1990.140; 1990.165; 1990.340
- Committee on Research and Development of the Urban Ministry Finding Aid
- Richard Girkin
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