An African-American Woman Writes to Pope Pius IX, 1853

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New York, October 29th, 1863 Most Holy Father Visible Head of the Church of Jesus Christ. I humbly write these lines to beseech your Holiness in the name of the same Saviour if you will provide for the salvation of the black race in the United States who is going astray from neglect on the [Read More...]

Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Annie Moore (1874-1924)

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Born in County Cork, Ireland, on April 24, 1874, Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island when it opened on January 1, 1892. (Prior to that, immigrants entered through Castle Garden.) Between 1820 and 1920, over four million Irish men and women came to America through the Port of New York. Annie, [Read More...]

Roads to Rome: Margaret Terry Chanler, 1910

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MARGARET TERRY CHANLER, RED HOOK, NEW YORK. Wife of Winthrop Chanler, Esq., and sister of Mr, F. Marion Crawford. I was brought up in Rome under a rather feeble ministration of the Anglican Church, which seemed always cold and empty beside the real Churches we constantly visited as children. As I grew older my indifference [Read More...]


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