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October 24, 2013
Brooklyn Nuns Celebrate Silver Jubilee, 1902
Two Nuns Celebrate Their Silver Jubilee. Took the Veil Together Twenty-Five Years Ago at St....
October 23, 2013
Catholic Chapel Dedicated at West Point, 1900
New Chapel at West Point. Catholics Dedicate Their Building at the Military Academy With Elaborate...
August 29, 2013
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Andrew McTigue, Far Rockaway, Queens
The commercial development of America excites the admiration and wonder of the world, but when...
August 27, 2013
New York Pastors: Rev. Patrick McSweeny, St. Bridget’s, Avenue B, 1878
REV. PATRICK FRANCIS McSWEENY, Pastor of St. Bridget’s Church. The Rev. Dr. Patrick Francis McSweeny,...
July 03, 2013
Colonel Patrick H. O’Rorke (1837-1863), Hero of Gettysburg
Soldier, b. in County Cavan, Ireland, 25 March, 1837; killed at the battle of Gettysburg,...
June 30, 2013
Archbishop John Hughes’ Sermon at the Dedication of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Manhattan, 1859
SERMON ON THE OCCASION OF LAYING THE CORNER-STONE OF THE MISSIONARY HOUSE AND CHURCH OF...
June 27, 2013
The Good Shepherd Sisters, Buffalo, New York, 1914
Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge (Good Shepherd) (Introduced into America, 1855) This...
June 24, 2013
Brooklyn’s Unfinished Cathedral, 1894
The Great Memorial Church to Bishop Loughlin. The Brooklyn Eagle, April 29, 1894 Bishop McDonnell’s...
June 21, 2013
Fordham University, 1912
Fordham University developed out of Saint John's College, founded by Bishop Hughes upon the old...
June 19, 2013
Father William Keegan (1824-1890), Brooklyn, New York
Very Rev. William Keegan. The New York Times, May 11, 1890 Vicar General William Keegan...
June 12, 2013
Dr. Dominic G. Bodkin (1833-1902), Brooklyn, New York
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June 07, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Robert Harron (1893-1920)
Bobby Harron was one of the leading stars of the 1910’s, appearing in some of...
May 24, 2013
Brooklyn Church Gets New Flag, 1890
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY PRESENTS THE FLAG TO ST. PETER'S SUNDAY SCHOOL, BROOKLYN. A...
March 16, 2013
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Speech, Brooklyn, 1884
“The Day We Celebrate”: Rev. Sylvester Malone at the Annual Banquet of the Friendly Sons...
February 19, 2013
The Christian Brothers Come to the United States, 1848
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February 14, 2013
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Daughter Becomes Nun, 1899
SERVANTS OF RELIEF FOR INCURABLE CANCER (1899) “I am trying to serve the poor as...
February 13, 2013
Ash Wednesday, New York, 1884
OBSERVING ASH WEDNESDAY (The New York Times, February 28, 1884) Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, and the...
January 17, 2013
Father Augustine F. Hewit, C.S.P. (1820-1897)
Father Hewit is Dead. The Head of the Paulists Passes Away at the Monastery in...
January 05, 2013
St. John Nepomucene Neumann (1811-1860)
FIRST AMERICAN SOON TO BE PLACED, AFTER YEARS OF SOLICITATION BU U.S. CATHOLICS, IN THE...
January 04, 2013
St. Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), By One who Knew Her
It may be truly said that Mother Seton's manner was the secret of her extraordinary...
January 03, 2013
Holy Name Entertainment, Brooklyn, 1878
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December 22, 2012
“How the Young Colonel Died”
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December 20, 2012
Monsignor Bernard O’Reilly (1820-1907)
Historian, b. 20 Sept., 1820, in County Mayo, Ireland; d. in New York, U.S.A. 26...
December 18, 2012
Brooklyn’s German Catholics Celebrate Jubilee, 1891
HALF A CENTURY-- Since the German Catholics Came to Brooklyn-- The Fifty Years of the...
December 17, 2012
New York’s First Catholic Mayor: William Russell Grace (1832-1904)
Philanthropist and merchant, born at Cork, Ireland, 10 May, 1832; died at New York, 21...
December 16, 2012
Funeral Mass for President Lincoln, Brooklyn, April 1865
THE PRESIDENT'S MURDER— UNIVERSAL GRIEF OF THE PEOPLE— MOURNING THROUGHOUT THE CITY— THE DAY IN...
November 03, 2012
The Jesuits in Hell’s Kitchen, 1900
THE WORK OF OUR MISSIONARIES. MISSION IN “HELL’S KITCHEN,” NEW YORK. A Letter from Father...
October 26, 2012
Anti-Catholic Cartoon of the Week, 1928
This poster was issued during the 1928 presidential campaign, when New York Governor Alfred E....
October 25, 2012
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Marc F. Vallette, Brooklyn, New York
Marc F. Vallette, LL.D. Marc F. Vallette, educator, editor, writer, and lecturer, and for many...
October 24, 2012
Lecture on the Church and Western Civilzation, New York, 1866
THE CHURCH THE CIVILIZER OF THE NATIONS. Lecture by the Most Reverend M.J. Spalding, Catholic...
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