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November 16, 2013
Catholic Poetry: “The Hound of Heaven” by Francis Thompson (1859-1907)
In the early twentieth century, Francis Thompson's poem "The Hound of Heaven" was very popular...
November 10, 2013
George Hasenour (1841-1915): Soldier, Teacher, Entrepeneur
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“There is a Public Sphere for Catholic Women,” by Alice Timmons Toomey, 1893
THERE IS A PUBLIC SPHERE FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN. By Alice Timmons Toomey The Catholic World...
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Former Episcopal Bishop Speaks at Catholic Forum, Brooklyn, 1860
THE LECTURE SEASON. Catholic Library Association—Lecture by Dr. Silliman Ives—“Catholic Rome the Patroness of Knowledge”...
August 29, 2013
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Andrew McTigue, Far Rockaway, Queens
The commercial development of America excites the admiration and wonder of the world, but when...
July 03, 2013
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June 28, 2013
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Ann McCormick Toole, Cleveland, Ohio
As far back as 1832 the Toole family settled in Cleveland, Ohio. They were natives...
June 17, 2013
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: José Navarro, Boise, Idaho
José Navarro, successfully engaged in wool growing at Boise, is a well-known member of the...
June 13, 2013
The First Black Catholic Congress, 1889
COLORED CATHOLICS MEET A NOTABLE CONVENTION BEGUN—CARDINAL GIBBONS PRESENT New York Times, January 2, 1889...
June 12, 2013
Dr. Dominic G. Bodkin (1833-1902), Brooklyn, New York
The name of Bodkin is today a familiar and respected one in the medical profession...
June 08, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Francis Ford (1881-1953)
One of the lead figures of film during the 1910’s was Francis Ford. Born Francis...
June 07, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Robert Harron (1893-1920)
Bobby Harron was one of the leading stars of the 1910’s, appearing in some of...
June 06, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Ruth Clifford (1900-1998)
Born in Naragansett, Rhode Island, Ruth Clifford attended St. Mary’s Seminary, a Catholic girls school...
June 05, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: George O’Brien (1899-1985)
The son of San Francisco’s police chief, George O’Brien was the grandson of Irish immigrants...
June 04, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: King Baggot (1879-1948)
The son of an Irish immigrant from Limerick, William King Baggot was born in St....
June 03, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Nita Naldi (1894-1961)
Nita Naldi was born Mary Nonna Dooley on East 114th Street in Harlem in what...
June 01, 2013
General James Shields: Immigrant, Soldier, Senator from Three States
Military officer, b. in Dungannon County Tyrone, Ireland, 12 Dec., 1810; d. at Ottumwa, Iowa,...
May 31, 2013
James Ryder Randall and the Music of the Civil War
Journalist and poet, b. 1 Jan., 1839, at Baltimore, Maryland; d. 15 Jan., 1908 at...
May 30, 2013
Charles Ewing (1835-1883): Civil War General, Knight of St. Gregory
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May 27, 2013
James Longstreet (1821-1904): Confederate General, Catholic Convert
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Former Episcopal Priest Discusses His Conversion to Catholicism, 1897
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