Former Episcopal Bishop Speaks at Catholic Forum, Brooklyn, 1860

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THE LECTURE SEASON. Catholic Library Association—Lecture by Dr. Silliman Ives—“Catholic Rome the Patroness of Knowledge” (The Brooklyn Eagle, November 2, 1860, p. 2)  A lecture was delivered last evening at the Brooklyn Institute under the patronage of the Catholic Library Association. The lecturer of the evening was the Dr. Silliman Ives, who was formerly Episcopal [Read More...]

“Catholic Officers in the Army and Navy,” An 1899 Series from “The Catholic World”

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In 1899, the New York-based Catholic World, an operation of the Paulist Fathers founded in 1865, featured a series on Army and Navy officers who had recently served in the Spanish-American War. This March 1899 essay is a part of that series: Catholic Officers in the Army and Navy: Lieutenant-Commander William B. Barry, U.S.N. Lieutenant-Commander [Read More...]

Father Bonaventure Frey (1831-1912), American Capuchin Pioneer

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Rev. Bonaventura Frey, O.M. Cap., Pastor of the Church of St. John the Baptist The Rev. Father Bonaventura Frey was born June 12, 1831, in the Canton of Thurgovia, Switzerland. His education, begun at Einsiedlen, was completed at the Universities of Bonn and Tubingen. Gid having called him to the ecclesiastical state, he proceeded to [Read More...]


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