A Sermon on Catholic Patriotism at St. Francis Xavier Church, Manhattan, May 1894

Monsignor Henry A. Brann (1837-121), who preached the sermon at St. Francis Xavier Church which is listed below.

OBJECT LESSON FOR BIGOTS. CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT IN THE MEMORIAL PARADE. Both Fought Bravely for the Same Flag—One the A.P.A. Would Debar from the Country’s Affairs—Sermons of the Rev. Madison C. Peters as They Sound Compared with the Rev. Father Brann Memorial Sermon in St. Francis Xavier’s. (The New York Times, May 31, 1894) There [Read More...]

Protestant Minister Pays Tribute to Catholic Nun Nurses in the Civil War

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Catholic Sisters. A Minister’s Tribute to Their Work in the Civil War. As chaplain of the United States flagship Lancaster, stationed in the Harbor of Key West, I visited the hospitals to which the sick and wounded men were sent from both army and navy. At the beginning of hostilities the Convent of Mary Immaculate [Read More...]

Colonel Patrick H. O’Rorke (1837-1863), Hero of Gettysburg

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Soldier, b. in County Cavan, Ireland, 25 March, 1837; killed at the battle of Gettysburg, Penn., U.S.A  July 1863. He was a year old when his parents emigrated to the United States. They settled in Rochester, N.Y., where he attended the public schools, and in 1853 went to work as a marble-cutter. Shortly after he [Read More...]


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