A Sermon on Catholic Patriotism at St. Francis Xavier Church, Manhattan, May 1894

Monsignor Henry A. Brann (1837-121), who preached the sermon at St. Francis Xavier Church which is listed below.

OBJECT LESSON FOR BIGOTS. CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT IN THE MEMORIAL PARADE. Both Fought Bravely for the Same Flag—One the A.P.A. Would Debar from the Country’s Affairs—Sermons of the Rev. Madison C. Peters as They Sound Compared with the Rev. Father Brann Memorial Sermon in St. Francis Xavier’s. (The New York Times, May 31, 1894) There [Read More...]

“Catholic Officers in the Army and Navy,” An 1899 Series from “The Catholic World”

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In 1899, the New York-based Catholic World, an operation of the Paulist Fathers founded in 1865, featured a series on Army and Navy officers who had recently served in the Spanish-American War. This March 1899 essay is a part of that series: Catholic Officers in the Army and Navy: Lieutenant-Commander William B. Barry, U.S.N. Lieutenant-Commander [Read More...]

Catholics in American History: A View from 1908

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Catholics in American History. The earliest history of America is the history of Catholicity. The saintly names in the four corners of the American Continent tell that Catholics were its founders, writes The Sodalist. You may tell your Protestant friends that we were here before them, and that we mean to stay. We are here [Read More...]


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