His Cousin the Saint

On Thursday, March 12, 2009, at 6:00 P.M., author Justin Catanoso will the guest speaker at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in Manhattan. An accomplished journalist, Justin will be talking about his new book My Cousin the Saint. The grandson of Italian immigrants, he talks about rediscovering his grandfather’s cousin Father Gaetano Catanoso [Read More...]

What were they singing in 1888?

Check archive.org to find out. The author was Father Alfred Young (1831-1900), a Paulist priest and musician. For more on the Paulists’ musical contributions through the years take a look at this essay on the community’s website. [Read more...]

Leonard Feeney and the “Boston Heresy Case”

This day in 1953 marks the excommunication of Father Leonard Feeney (1897-1978), a Boston-based Jesuit whose views on salvation were at the center of the 1949 “Boston Heresy Case.” Born in Massachusetts, he joined the Jesuits at age eighteen and was ordained in 1928. A popular lecturer, author, and poet, in the early 1940’s he [Read More...]