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...]

Throwback Thursday Photograph!

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Is it just me, or does Father William George McCloskey look suspiciously like Stephen Colbert? Born in Brooklyn, McCloskey was a cousin of John McCloskey, who in 1875 became the first American Cardinal. After studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland, he was ordained a priest in 1850. After teaching at his alma mater, [Read More...]


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