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June 29, 2014
Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Henry King (1886-1982)
Born in Christiansburg, Virginia, Henry King left school at fifteen to work. Beginning as a...
June 25, 2014
Mission to Non-Catholics, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 1904
NON-CATHOLIC MISSIONS BY APOSTOLATE FATHERS. They Strive to Remove Wrong Notions Regarding Catholic Dogma and...
June 20, 2014
Roads to Rome: Margaret Terry Chanler, 1910
MARGARET TERRY CHANLER, RED HOOK, NEW YORK. Wife of Winthrop Chanler, Esq., and sister of...
June 13, 2014
Atonement Friars Received Into the Church, 1909
EMBRACE CATHOLIC FAITH. Members of the Society of Atonement at Graymoor Received into Church. (The...
June 11, 2014
John Wayne (1907-1979), Catholic Convert
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of actor John Wayne. Born Marion Robert...
June 10, 2014
Controversial Catholic Editor James A. McMaster Dies, 1886
JAMES A. M’MASTER DEAD. CAREER OF THE NOTED CATHOLIC EDITOR CLOSED. THE MAN WHO FOR...
June 07, 2014
Roads to Rome: Sarah Worthington King Peter (1800-1877)
Born in Ohio, Sarah Worthington was the daughter of a prominent Ohio politician. During her...
June 02, 2014
Former Know-Nothing Converts to Catholicism
The Order of the Star Spangled Banner was founded in New York in 1849 in...
May 30, 2014
Roads to Rome: U.S. Army Officer Enters the Church, 1909
Georginia Pell Curtis's 1909 anthology Some Roads to Rome offers a series of first-hand accounts...
May 28, 2014
Catholics at West Point, a 1908 Survey
Today, the day that the Class of 2014 graduates from the United States Military Academy, offers...
November 27, 2013
Forgotten 19th Century Catholic Authors: Henrietta Dana Skinner
“Authentic Sketches of Living Catholic Authors: Mrs. Henry Wimple Skinner,” The Catholic World 65 (May...
November 24, 2013
Paulist Outreach to Non-Catholics Explained, 1896
TO SPREAD THE CATHOLIC FAITH. A Mission to Explain Dogma to Protestants is to be...
November 23, 2013
Catholic Poetry: “The Pillar of the Cloud,” by Blessed John Henry Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on! The night is dark,...
November 04, 2013
Former Episcopal Bishop Speaks at Catholic Forum, Brooklyn, 1860
THE LECTURE SEASON. Catholic Library Association—Lecture by Dr. Silliman Ives—“Catholic Rome the Patroness of Knowledge”...
August 20, 2013
Father Francis Asbury Baker, C.S.P. (1820-1865)
Priest of the Congregation of St. Paul the Apostle, born Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. 30 March,...
August 14, 2013
Connecticut’s First Bishop: William Tyler (1806-1849)
William Tyler was born on the 5th of June, 1806, at Derby, Vermont, his father...
May 31, 2013
James Ryder Randall and the Music of the Civil War
Journalist and poet, b. 1 Jan., 1839, at Baltimore, Maryland; d. 15 Jan., 1908 at...
May 28, 2013
The Convert Brothers: General and Bishop Rosecrans
Born at Kingston, Ohio, 6 Sept., 1819; died near Redondo, California 11 March, 1898. The...
May 27, 2013
James Longstreet (1821-1904): Confederate General, Catholic Convert
Soldier and Catholic convert. Born 8 January, 1821, at Edgefield, South Carolina, U.S.A.; died at...
May 25, 2013
Major Henry F. Brownson (1835-1913): Holy Cross Alumnus, Civil War Veteran, Lay Leader
Henry Francis Brownson was born at Canton, Mass., August 7 1835. His father was the...
February 15, 2013
Former Episcopal Priest Discusses His Conversion to Catholicism, 1897
MR. ADAMS’ CONVERSION-- The ex-Epsicopalian Clergyman Tells How He was Led to Embrace Catholicism (The...
February 14, 2013
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Daughter Becomes Nun, 1899
SERVANTS OF RELIEF FOR INCURABLE CANCER (1899) “I am trying to serve the poor as...
January 17, 2013
Father Augustine F. Hewit, C.S.P. (1820-1897)
Father Hewit is Dead. The Head of the Paulists Passes Away at the Monastery in...
January 04, 2013
St. Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), By One who Knew Her
It may be truly said that Mother Seton's manner was the secret of her extraordinary...
August 03, 2012
“The Happiness of Being a Catholic”
I thank God that I can say, "It was a true report that I heard...
July 23, 2012
Eliza Allen Starr (1824-1901), Convert and Poet
Born to a distinguished New England family, Eliza Allen Starr grew up "in an atmosphere...
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