“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Thomas F. O’Rorke, Bronx, New York

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THOS. F. O’RORKE, of 692 Union Avenue, the Bronx, is one of the solid men of the borough—the owner of valuable property. He was one of the first to discern what lay in the future for that part of the country, and as he deserves, has profited by his discernment. We can say of him, [Read More...]

Catholic Poetry: “The Hound of Heaven” by Francis Thompson (1859-1907)

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In the early twentieth century, Francis Thompson’s poem “The Hound of Heaven” was very popular among Catholic readers in the English-speaking world. (The playwright Eugene O’Neill could recite it from memory.) The poem arose from Thompson’s battle with drug addiction and his recovery. In Thompson’s poem, God is the “Hound of Heaven” who relentlessly but consistently [Read More...]

George Hasenour (1841-1915): Soldier, Teacher, Entrepeneur

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A Civil War Veteran: George Hasenour , Celestine, Indiana    George Hasenour, a gallant ex-soldier and one of the best-known businessmen of Celestine, Dubois County, Indiana, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, August 15, 1841, the eldest of the seven children of Martin and Tharsila Hasenour, natives of Germany. Martin Hasenour and wife, soon after marriage, [Read More...]


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