Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Charles Paschal Télesphore Chiniquy


Chiniquy, Charles Paschal Télesphore (1809-1899), clergyman and author, was born at Kamouraska, Lower Canada, on July 30, 1809, the son of Charles Chiniquy and Marie Reine Perrault. He was educated at the Quebec Seminary, and was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1833. After serving as vicar, or curé, in several parishes, he deserted in 1858 the Roman Catholic Church and became a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He died in Montreal on January 16, 1899. In 1864 he married Euphémie Allard, of Ste. Anne, Kankakee. He was the author of a Manuel ou règlement de la Societé de Tempérance (Quebec, 1844), Lettre à Mgr. Pinsonnault, évêque de London (Montreal, 1857), Letter to Mr. Brassard, curate of St. Rock l'Achigan (Montreal, 1857), L'Eglise de Rome (Montreal, 1870), Le prêtre, la femme, et le confessional (Montreal, 1875), Fifty years in the Church of Rome (Chicago, 1885), The murder of Abraham Lincoln planned and executed by Jesuit priests (Indianapolis, 1893), The perversion of Dr. Newman to the Church of Rome (Montreal, 1896), and Forty years in the church of Christ (Chicago, 1899). Some of these publications have been translated into several languages and have reached many editions.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 49.






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