Kerala Catholic Association Records

Collection Overview

Date Range: 1981-1995
Geographical Coverage: Detroit, Michigan
Language(s): English (4), Uncategorized (10)
Number of Items: 14
Item Types: Text (10), Correspondence (4)
Collection Creator: Paul Dolfus
Donor(s): Paul Dolfus

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About the Collection

Collection Description
Digitized newsletters and correspondences from the Kerala Catholic Association (KCA) of Detroit, a non-profit religious organization that existed from 1980 to its dissolution in 1995. Donated by Paul Dolfus, a member of the KCA who served in various committee roles, the items reflect the activities of the KCA, including holiday celebrations, community fundraisers and committee meetings. A letter to the Archbishop of Detroit illustrates KCA's relationship to the broader Detroit-area Catholic community.

Biographical History
The Kerala Catholic Association of Detroit was a non-profit religious organization that existed from 1980 to 1995. The KCA was renamed Kerala Catholic Community and then, at its official dissolution in 1995, the St. Thomas India Catholic Mission. The KCA was a community of Detroit metropolitan-area Catholics and composed of followers of the Latin, Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankar Rites.

Chacko Kalarickal served in several capacities within the KCA, including as its President and as a Co-Chairperson. He is an authority in Syromalabar Church history, administration, liturgy and related issues. He is also the author of several books on Syromalabar Church Reform. He lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Paul Dolfus served in several capacities within the KCA, including as its President, Vice-President and as a Co-Chairperson.

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Collection Themes: Religion (14)

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Administrative Information

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