“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Thomas O’Neil, Toledo, Ohio

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There are few old-time dwellers in the city of Toledo, Ohio, who are more prominent or better respected than the gentleman here mentioned. His prominence is not because of marked ability or great wealth, nor is the high esteem in which he is held to be accounted for on any “holier than thou” assumption, or [Read More...]

New York Herald Interviews Boston College Founder, May 1876

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Interview with Boston College Founder Rev. John McElroy, S.J., New York Herald, May 8, 1876 I was born in the province of Ulster, the most northern province of Ireland, … in 1782, … At the time of my birth, Catholic emancipation had made no headway in Ireland, and hence I received simply a common education, [Read More...]

Remembering the Fallen: Lt. Robert P. Mathias, D-Day, June 6, 1944

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In his outstanding history of D-Day, Stephen Ambrose describes the conditions that Second Lieutenant Robert Mathias and the men of Company E, 508th Parachute Infantry, he faced as they parachuted over France:                                                            The Germans were below were firing furiously at the armada of 822 C-47’s carrying the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions into battle. Flakvierling-38s (20mm [Read More...]


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