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Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Edward Rohs


This book chronicles the extraordinary life of Ed Rohs, a bright, mischievous boy who was raised in five institutions of the Catholic orphanage system in postwar Brooklyn, New York, from infancy in 1946 until he was discharged as an adult in 1965. In 1946 Edward Rohs was left by his unwed parents at the Angel Guardian Home to be raised by the Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters hoped that the parents would return for him. In time they married and had other children, but they never came back for him. And they never signed the legal papers so he could be adopted by another family. Rohs was one of thou ... More

Keywords: Catholic orphanages, Brooklyn, Sisters of Mercy, baby boomers, out-of-wedlock infants, Angel Guardian Home, Fordham basketball team

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823240227
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Rohs, author
New York State Office of Mental Health