St. John the Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York (1868)

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During Bishop John Loughlin’s administration, there were but two religious communities of priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn. The first to gain admittance were the priests of the Congregation of the Mission. In the spring of 1868, Rev. Edward M. Smith of that congregation came to Brooklyn to open a new field for the special [Read More...]

Catholics on Stage: Arnold Daly (1875-1927)

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Born Peter Christopher Arnold Daly to Irish parents, the young man grew up in Brooklyn, where he attended Sacred Heart Academy in Fort Greene, a school long since closed. After the death of his father, he started acting at age seventeen. He was noted for having helped introduce American audiences to the plays of George [Read More...]

Peter S. Munro, Catholic School Teacher, Civil War Veteran

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MUNRO, Peter Simcoe Morton, actor, author and lecturer, was born in York, England, Feb. 17, 1842, son of Rev. Alexander Fraser and Helen (Miller) Munro, both natives of Scotland, who came to America when the subject of this sketch was twelve years old. After attending the Model School, Toronto, Canada, he studied oratory and dramatic [Read More...]


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