“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Regina Theresa Sherwood, Long Island, New York (1848-1933)

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Regina Theresa Sherwood was for many years closely aligned with religion, education and charity in Nassau County. She lived in Glen Cove for 66 years and her intense Catholicity and beneficent work were recognized by Pope Benedict XV. Mrs. Sherwood was born in New York City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stoll, and resided [Read More...]

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

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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

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“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...]


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