Catholics at West Point, a 1908 Survey

William S. Rosecrans as a Lieutenant, United States Army, in the 1840's.

Today, the day that the Class of 2014 graduates from the United States Military Academy, offers an opportunity to look at some of the Catholic graduates West Point. During the nineteenth century, the majority of the Corps of Cadets was Protestant, and would be for a very long time. This 1908 article profiles some of the [Read More...]

Forgotten 19th Century Catholic Authors: Henrietta Dana Skinner


“Authentic Sketches of Living Catholic Authors: Mrs. Henry Wimple Skinner,” The Catholic World 65 (May 1897): 283-284. MRS. HENRY WIMPLE SKINNER (Henrietta Channing Dana) is the youngest daughter of the late Richard H. Dana, Jr., of Boston, Mass., author of Two Years Before the Mast. Her grandfather was Richard Henry Dana, the poet, author of [Read More...]

Paulist Outreach to Non-Catholics Explained, 1896

A Civil War veteran, Father Walter Elliott, C.S.P. (1842-1928) spent nearly sixty years in the work of evangelization.

TO SPREAD THE CATHOLIC FAITH. A Mission to Explain Dogma to Protestants is to be Established by the Paulist Fathers. (The New York Times, January 13, 1896) Within a short time a band of Catholic missionaries will be at work in this city, whose endeavors will be confined solely to preaching Catholic doctrine to Protestants [Read More...]