Dr. Dominic G. Bodkin (1833-1902), Brooklyn, New York


The name of Bodkin is today a familiar and respected one in the medical profession in Brooklyn. So was the name of Dr. Dominic G. Bodkin in the last half of the 19th century. That he was selected by the Catholic laity of the Diocese to speak in their name at the observance of the [Read More...]

Catholics in the Movies: Robert Harron (1893-1920)

Robert Harron

Bobby Harron was one of the leading stars of the 1910’s, appearing in some of the greatest films of the era under director D.W. Griffith. Born Robert Emmet Harron, he grew up in Greenwich Village, where he was taught by the Christian Brothers. At thirteen he started as a messenger boy for the Biograph Company [Read More...]

Brooklyn Church Gets New Flag, 1890


THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY PRESENTS THE FLAG TO ST. PETER’S SUNDAY SCHOOL, BROOKLYN. A memorable event for the children of St. Peter’s parish, Brooklyn, took place when Secretary of the Navy Tracy, in presence of Rankin Post, Naval Post, 516, G. A. R. and other guests holding distinguished civil and military positions, presented to [Read More...]