America’s First Italian Bishop: Joseph Rosati, C.M. (1789-1843)

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RIGHT REV. JOSEPH ROSATI, First Bishop of St. Louis Joseph Rosati was born at Sora, in Italy, January 30, 1789, of a respectable and pious family. After his studies he entered the novitiate of the Priests of the Mission at Rome, and made his theological course at Monte Citorio under the apostolic Father De Andreis, [Read More...]

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Quote of the Day, from Bishop John Lancaster Spalding (1840-1916)

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January 20 To become an ethical fact, to have moral worth, knowledge must pass into action. When scholars become doers, the new order will begin. Minnie R. Cowan, ed., The Spalding Year-Book: Quotations from the Writings of Bishop John Lancaster Spalding for Each Day of the Year (Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1905), 13. [Read more...]

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St. John Nepomucene Neumann (1811-1860)

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FIRST AMERICAN SOON TO BE PLACED, AFTER YEARS OF SOLICITATION BU U.S. CATHOLICS, IN THE CALENDAR OF SAINTS (The Brooklyn Eagle, February 16, 1902, 44) Roman Catholics of the United States, who have been striving for many years to secure the canonization of a strictly American saint seem destined at last to have their wish [Read More...]

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