Cardinal Gibbons Preaches at Funeral Mass of General Philip H. Sheridan, August 1888

General Sheridan

Cardinal James Gibbons’ Sermon at the Funeral Mass of General Philip Sheridan, August 11, 1888, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington, D.C.  (The New York Times, August 12, 1888) Well might the children of Israel bewail their great Captain who led them so often to battle and to victory. And well may this Nation grieve for the [Read More...]

A Sermon on Human Dignity by Cardinal Gibbons, 1908


EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. OUR DIGNITY AS CHRISTIANS.  ROM. viii., 12-17.  IN this epistle St. Paul briefly points out to us our exalted dignity as Christians. He tells us that in being incorporated in the Christian family we become children of God, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, and joint heirs with Him in the [Read More...]

Cardinal James Gibbons, Baltimore (1834-1921)


HIS EMINENCE JAMES CARDINAL GIBBONS, First Vicar-Apostolic of North Carolina, Fourth Bishop of Richmond, Ninth Archbishop of Baltimore. James Gibbons was born in the cathedral parish, Baltimore, and baptized in that venerable church by the Rev. Charles I. “White. He was taken to Ireland at the age of ten, and made his earliest studies there, [Read More...]