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June 19, 2013
Father William Keegan (1824-1890), Brooklyn, New York
Very Rev. William Keegan. The New York Times, May 11, 1890 Vicar General William Keegan...
June 18, 2013
Virginia’s First Bishop: Patrick Kelly (1820-1822)
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Dr. Dominic G. Bodkin (1833-1902), Brooklyn, New York
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June 08, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Francis Ford (1881-1953)
One of the lead figures of film during the 1910’s was Francis Ford. Born Francis...
June 07, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Robert Harron (1893-1920)
Bobby Harron was one of the leading stars of the 1910’s, appearing in some of...
June 05, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: George O’Brien (1899-1985)
The son of San Francisco’s police chief, George O’Brien was the grandson of Irish immigrants...
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Catholics in the Movies: King Baggot (1879-1948)
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June 03, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Nita Naldi (1894-1961)
Nita Naldi was born Mary Nonna Dooley on East 114th Street in Harlem in what...
June 02, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Maurice Costello (1877-1950)
This week McNamara's Blog features the Catholic presence in American film during the silent and early...
June 01, 2013
General James Shields: Immigrant, Soldier, Senator from Three States
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May 29, 2013
The Poet of the Confederacy: Father Abram J. Ryan (1839-1886)
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March 16, 2013
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Speech, Brooklyn, 1884
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January 18, 2013
Civil War Chaplain Becomes Bishop: Bishop Lawrence S. McMahon, Hartford, CT (1835-1893)
RIGHT REV. LAWRENCE S. McMAHON, Fifth Bishop of Hartford. Lawrence S. Mcmahon was born in...
January 02, 2013
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December 22, 2012
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December 20, 2012
Monsignor Bernard O’Reilly (1820-1907)
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December 17, 2012
New York’s First Catholic Mayor: William Russell Grace (1832-1904)
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October 22, 2012
Notre Dame’s First Irish President: Father Patrick Dillon, C.S.C. (1832-1868)
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