America’s First Suffragette

The first sizeable number of Catholics to settle in the thirteen colonies were in Maryland, beginning in the 1630’s. While the colony was not officially Catholic, its large Catholic population and the high number of Catholics in public office made it seem that way at times. Among the prominent Maryland families were the Brents. Giles [Read More...]

Avery Dulles, Comic Book Hero

Avery Dulles wore numerous hats in his life: scion of a distinguished American family, Harvard grad, Catholic convert, World War II veteran, Jesuit, theologian, Cardinal. In addition to all of this, he was featured in Treasure Chest, the Catholic comic book distributed in parochial schools between 1946 and 1972. The article featured his conversion story. [Read More...]

Pius XII Elected Pope

Today marks the unanimous election of Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (1876-1958) to the papacy as Pope Pius XII. Pacelli was Pius XI’s announced choice for successor. Born Eugenio Pacelli to a noble Roman family, he entered the diplomatic service as a young priest. From 1917 to 1929 he was nuncio to Germany. He then came back [Read More...]