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...]

Archbishop Frederick X. Katzer, Milwaukee (1844-1903)

Abp Katzer

Katzer, Frederick Xavier, third Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese ofGreen Bayand first Archbishop of Milwaukee, was born at Ebensee,Austria, Feb. 7, 1844, son of Charles and Barbara (Reinhartsgruber) Katzer. After attending school atGruündin,Austria, to which place his parents had removed, he began his classical studies in 1857 at theJesuitCollege,Linz,Austria. He was graduated there in [Read More...]