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July 31, 2014
Catholics in Public Service: John Lee Carroll (1830-1911)
Born in Baltimore, John Lee Carroll was the great-great-grandson of Charles Carroll (1737-1832), the sole...
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Catholics in Public Service: Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832)
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Rt. Rev. Mgr. Dennis J. Flynn, LL. D., was born near Louisville, Ky., Sept. 17,...
June 06, 2014
Remembering the Fallen: Lt. Robert P. Mathias, D-Day, June 6, 1944
In his outstanding history of D-Day, Stephen Ambrose describes the conditions that Second Lieutenant Robert Mathias...
June 03, 2014
A Baltimore Seminary Professor: Father Louis Regis Deluol, S.S. (1787-1858)
Founded in 1641 in France by Jean Jacques Olier, the Society of St. Sulpice (S.S.)...
November 20, 2013
Holy Cross College Alumnus Becomes Confederate General, 1863
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July 02, 2013
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May 31, 2013
James Ryder Randall and the Music of the Civil War
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First American Bishop Eulogizes President Washington, 1800
Bishop John Carroll’s Eulogy on the Death of President Washington, February 22nd, 1800 When the...
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Mother Theresa Willingman, O.S.P. (1831-1907)
The sixth Superioress of the Order was Reverend Mother Theresa Willingman, a native of Madison,...
December 19, 2012
Carmelites Celebrate Centennial in U.S., 1890
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July 27, 2012
America’s First Monastery: The Carmelites in Maryland (1790)
The Discalced Carmelite Nuns (O.C.D.) were the first community of women religious founded in the...
July 22, 2012
“True National Honor”: A Sermon by Cardinal James Gibbons (1834-1921)
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From Banker to Priest: Father Oliver Jenkins, S.S. (1813-1869)
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