Catholics on Stage: Blanche Walsh (1873-1915)


This popular favorite has made herself a prominent place among the actresses whose forte is found in emotional roles. She was born in New York, January 4, 1873, and is the daughter of Thomas and Minnie Savorie Walsh. Miss Walsh made her debut on the professional stage at the age of sixteen, with Marie Wainwright, [Read More...]

Cardinal Gibbons Preaches at Funeral Mass of General Philip H. Sheridan, August 1888

General Sheridan

Cardinal James Gibbons’ Sermon at the Funeral Mass of General Philip Sheridan, August 11, 1888, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington, D.C.  (The New York Times, August 12, 1888) Well might the children of Israel bewail their great Captain who led them so often to battle and to victory. And well may this Nation grieve for the [Read More...]

Remembering the Fallen: Corporal John Briody, Seventh U.S. Cavalry (1847-1876)


For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the figure of George Armstrong Custer. So you can imagine my delight to find out that I had a family connection to the Seventh Cavalry. Recently, I discovered a photograph of a lateral ancestor who fought [Read More...]