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November 06, 2014
Catholics in the Movies: Pedro de Cordoba (1881-1950)
Born in New York City to a French mother and a Cuban father, Pedro de...
November 04, 2014
Catholics in Public Service: Senator Francis Kernan, New York (1816-1892)
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Born in New York City on September 10, 1858, Hugh J. Grant grew up in...
July 14, 2014
Catholics on Stage: Fritz Williams (1865-1930)
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July 10, 2014
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Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Annie Moore (1874-1924)
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July 05, 2014
Brooklyn Widow Enters Carmelite Monastery, 1916
Mrs. J. Delehanty is Carmelite Nun. Former Miss Monahan of Brooklyn, Now a Widow, Joins...
June 25, 2014
Mission to Non-Catholics, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 1904
NON-CATHOLIC MISSIONS BY APOSTOLATE FATHERS. They Strive to Remove Wrong Notions Regarding Catholic Dogma and...
June 24, 2014
St. John the Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York (1868)
During Bishop John Loughlin's administration, there were but two religious communities of priests in the...
June 17, 2014
Catholics on Stage: Arnold Daly (1875-1927)
Born Peter Christopher Arnold Daly to Irish parents, the young man grew up in Brooklyn,...
June 12, 2014
Peter S. Munro, Catholic School Teacher, Civil War Veteran
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June 04, 2014
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Dr. John Daniel Sullivan, Our Lady of Victory Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Dr. Sullivan, one of the most...
May 31, 2014
Parish Mission for Deaf Catholics, 1899
The New York Mission to Deaf Mutes By Rev. Joseph Rockwell, S.J. The Woodstock Letters,...
May 30, 2014
Catholics on Stage: Blanche Walsh (1873-1915)
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May 30, 2014
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May 29, 2014
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“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Regina Theresa Sherwood, Long Island, New York (1848-1933)
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November 24, 2013
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A Sermon on Catholic Patriotism at St. Francis Xavier Church, Manhattan, May 1894
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