“There is a Public Sphere for Catholic Women,” by Alice Timmons Toomey, 1893


THERE IS A PUBLIC SPHERE FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN. By Alice Timmons Toomey The Catholic World (August 1893): 674-677. The Catholic Women’s Congress held in Chicago, May 18, gave an outline sketch of the work of Catholic women, beginning with a paper on “The Elevation of Womanhood through the Veneration of the Blessed Virgin,” and closing [Read More...]

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


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...]

Catholic Chapel Dedicated at West Point, 1900

Father George Deshon, USMA Class of 1843, was a classmate (and roommate) of Ulysses S. Grant.

New Chapel at West Point. Catholics Dedicate Their Building at the Military Academy With Elaborate Ceremonies. (The New York Times, June 11, 1900) Special to the New York Times. WEST POINT, N.Y., June 10— A hundred priests, vested in their clerical robes, assisted Bishop John M. Farley of New York to dedicate the new Catholic [Read More...]