Anti-Catholic Cartoon of the Week, 1928

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This poster was issued during the 1928 presidential campaign, when New York Governor Alfred E. Smith ran on the Democratic ticket. Seen here in support of him are the corrupt urban political machines (represented by the Tammany Tiger), the Roman Catholic Church, and those wanting to repeal Prohibition (called the “Wet Crowd”). Historians agree that [Read More...]

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“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Marc F. Vallette, Brooklyn, New York

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Marc F. Vallette, LL.D. Marc F. Vallette, educator, editor, writer, and lecturer, and for many years prominently connected with the public schools of Brooklyn, and for many years prominently connected with the public schools of Brooklyn, is a native of Switzerland, born at Basle, November 19, 1839. He is of French parentage, and came to [Read More...]

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Lecture on the Church and Western Civilzation, New York, 1866

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THE CHURCH THE CIVILIZER OF THE NATIONS. Lecture by the Most Reverend M.J. Spalding, Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore. (The New York Times, February 7, 1866)  Late evening Rev. M.J. Spalding, the Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore, and spiritual head of the Catholic Church in this country, delivered a lecture on “The Church the Civilizer of Nations,” [Read More...]

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