Archbishop John J. Kain, St. Louis (1841-1903)

Bp Kain

DIOCESE OF WHEELING. RIGHT REV. JOHN J. KAIN, Bishop of Wheeling. John J. Kain was born in Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, on the 31st of May, 1811, the only son of Jeremiah and Ellen Murphy Kain, who emigrated from the neighborhood of Macroom, in the county of Cork, Ireland, and married in this country. [Read More...]

Bishop John Moore, St. Augustine, Florida (1834-1901)


MOORE, JOHN, R.C. Bishop, was born in Castletown-Delvin, County Westmeath, Ireland, June 24, 1834. In 1848 he emigrated to Charleston, S.C., where he began classical studies. He completed his classical course in the college of Combrée, in the department of Maine-et-Loire, France, 1851-1856, finishing his philosophical studies in the Gregorian University, Rome. He studied theology [Read More...]

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...]