Upcoming Lecture at Fordham

Back in 2001, Father Mark Massa, S.J., started a center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham. The Curran Center has become one of the premier institutes of its kind in the country. On Tuesday, February 3, at 6 p.m., they’ll be hosting a lecture by Dr. Margaret McGuiness, Chair of the Department of Religion at [Read More...]

The Dominican “Home Boys”

The Dominican History Blog is a model for Church History blogs. Today they have a great entry on the friars’ baseball teams from the 1920′s and 1930′s: At Ocean City the summer residence for the student brothers from the Dominican House of Studies had been used as an orphanage or a ‘home’, which is why [Read More...]

The Clerical Country Club

Until 1957, the Brooklyn diocese covered all of Long Island. For most of that time, the bulk of its parishes were concentrated in Brooklyn and Queens. Only after World War II did the number of Nassau and Suffolk parishes grow significantly. Before that, churches in that area were considered “country parishes.” This 1898 line drawing [Read More...]


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