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...]

Father William Keegan (1824-1890), Brooklyn, New York


Very Rev. William Keegan. The New York Times, May 11, 1890 Vicar General William Keegan of the Catholic diocese of Brooklyn, rector of the Church of the Assumption, York and Jay Streets, in that city, died early yesterday morning, in the sixty-seventh year of his age, of pneumonia, super-induced by an attack of chills and [Read More...]

Virginia’s First Bishop: Patrick Kelly (1820-1822)


VIRGINIA’S FIRST BISHOP Right Rev. Patrick Kelly. First Bishop of Richmond, A.D. 1820   Bishop Kelly was a native of Ireland. He was for many years Professor, and at the time of his appointment as Bishop, President of Birchfield College, near Kilkenny. In 1820 the Catholics of Norfolk, Virginia, and those of Charleston, South Carolina, [Read More...]