Professor, Archbishop, Papal Diplomat

Today marks the death of Cardinal Aloisius Muench (1889-1962), professor, bishop, and papal diplomat. Born in Milwaukee to German immigrants, he studied for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee at St. Francis Seminary. Ordained in 1913, he went on to earn a doctorate a the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, followed by post-doctoral studies in France and [Read More...]

Polish Seminary Started in Detroit, 1885

Yesterday was the Feast of SS. Cyril & Methodius, and today in 1903 marks the death of Father Joseph Dabrowski , who in 1885 founded SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary to train Polish priests for work in America. For Poles, the nineteenth century is known as the “century of sadness.” Poland was divided between the [Read More...]

This Day in Brooklyn Catholic History

On this day in 1891, the First Mass was celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church in Brooklyn’s Cypress Hills section. The Mass was held in the hall adjoining the Lafayette Hotel located at Cresecent and Fulton Streets. Before then, the nearest parish to Cypress Hills was St. Malachy’s in East New York, which the parish history [Read More...]