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...]

Forgotten 19th Century Catholic Authors: Henrietta Dana Skinner


“Authentic Sketches of Living Catholic Authors: Mrs. Henry Wimple Skinner,” The Catholic World 65 (May 1897): 283-284. MRS. HENRY WIMPLE SKINNER (Henrietta Channing Dana) is the youngest daughter of the late Richard H. Dana, Jr., of Boston, Mass., author of Two Years Before the Mast. Her grandfather was Richard Henry Dana, the poet, author of [Read More...]

Catholics on Stage, 1919


Hubert Savile, “Convent-Bred Thespians,” Theatre Magazine, Volume 30 (July 1919): 34.  SHAKESPEARE, the patron saint of actors and actresses, caused Hamlet to say to Ophelia, “Get thee to a nunnery.” It is a curious fact that many of the successful stage players were educated in religious institutions. A careful investigation reveals some interesting details. Sarah [Read More...]