Catholics on Stage: Arnold Daly (1875-1927)

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Born Peter Christopher Arnold Daly to Irish parents, the young man grew up in Brooklyn, where he attended Sacred Heart Academy in Fort Greene, a school long since closed. After the death of his father, he started acting at age seventeen. He was noted for having helped introduce American audiences to the plays of George [Read More...]

“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...]


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