Holy Cross College Alumnus Becomes Confederate General, 1863

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The College of the Holy Cross was founded in 1843 by Father Benedict Joseph Fenwick, a Jesuit who later became second Bishop of Boston. New England’s first Catholic college, its early students Irish immigrants like General Patrick Guiney, who fought for the North in the Civil War, as well as the Healy brothers Patrick, James [Read More...]

Know-Nothings Plot to Burn Fordham, 1853

Father John Larkin seen in civilian garb, a custom prevalent among English Catholics that was carried to the U.S. during the early 19th century.

Father John Larkin played a major role in the development of Catholic higher education in New York City. In 1847, he founded the College of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan, now known as Xavier High School. Later he served as President of St. John’s College in the Bronx, now known as Fordham University. Larkin Hall [Read More...]

A Sermon on Catholic Patriotism at St. Francis Xavier Church, Manhattan, May 1894

Monsignor Henry A. Brann (1837-121), who preached the sermon at St. Francis Xavier Church which is listed below.

OBJECT LESSON FOR BIGOTS. CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT IN THE MEMORIAL PARADE. Both Fought Bravely for the Same Flag—One the A.P.A. Would Debar from the Country’s Affairs—Sermons of the Rev. Madison C. Peters as They Sound Compared with the Rev. Father Brann Memorial Sermon in St. Francis Xavier’s. (The New York Times, May 31, 1894) There [Read More...]


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