Lecture on the Church and Western Civilzation, New York, 1866

Archbishop Spalding

THE CHURCH THE CIVILIZER OF THE NATIONS. Lecture by the Most Reverend M.J. Spalding, Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore. (The New York Times, February 7, 1866)  Late evening Rev. M.J. Spalding, the Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore, and spiritual head of the Catholic Church in this country, delivered a lecture on “The Church the Civilizer of Nations,” [Read More...]

A Sermon by Archbishop John Hughes, Brooklyn, 1853

Abp Hughes

Sermon on the Laying of the Corner-Stone of the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Star of the Sea, Brooklyn, N.Y., July 17, 1853. MY DEAR BRETHREN— I can have no hope that my voice will be able to reach the boundaries of an assemblage as this which I see before and around me.  [Read More...]

“True National Honor”: A Sermon by Cardinal James Gibbons (1834-1921)

Cardinal Gibbons

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST.  “CHRIST THE ONLY ENDURING NAME IN HISTORY AND THE GREAT REFORMER OF SOCIETY.” Matt. xxiv., 15-35. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Jesus Christ is the only vital and enduring name in history. He exerts today a paramount influence on the political and social, [Read More...]


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