Monsignor William J. Kerby (1870–1936)


Born in Iowa, Kerby was ordained a priest for the diocese of Milwaukee in 1892. After training in the new field of sociology in European universities, Kerby returned to Catholic University in Washington to head that school's sociology department. There he taught many later influential students including John A. Ryan and John J. Burke. He was instrumental in the founding of the National Catholic School for Social Service and the National Conference of Catholic Charities.


Catholic University Archives


W. Kerby, The social mission of charity;: A study of points of view in Catholic charities