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August 17, 2014
Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Mayor Hugh J. Grant (1858-1910)
Born in New York City on September 10, 1858, Hugh J. Grant grew up in...
June 17, 2014
From County Kerry to New Orleans: Father John M. Cronin, S.J. (1873-1939)
Father John M. Cronin was born November 13, 1873, in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland. He...
June 06, 2014
Catholic History in Less Than 5 Minutes– The Age of Constantine (313-337)
June 03, 2014
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May 29, 2014
A Franciscan in Memphis: Father Francis Moening, O.F.M.
Founder of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Fr. Francis, of German extraction, entered the Franciscan Order in...
May 29, 2014
Catholics in the Movies: Frank McGlynn, Sr. (1866-1951)
A well-established character actor in the Silent Era and in Hollywood’s Golden Age, Frank...
May 27, 2014
A Poem in Honor of the Feast of St. Philip Neri (1515-1595)
ST. PHILIP IN HIS GOD Philip, on thee the glowing ray Of heaven came down...
November 09, 2013
Catholic Poetry: “Newman,” by George N. Shuster
NEWMAN BY GEORGE N. SHUSTER Men found you subtle, master, blending skeins Of taut silk...
November 06, 2013
“A Catholic Dog,” from “The New York Times,” 1877
A CATHOLIC DOG (The New York Times, May 7, 1877) The Middletown Press tells this...
July 06, 2013
A Look at the Trappists, 1908
The Trappists, or Reformed Cistercians are a branch of the Order of Citeaux. They possess...
June 20, 2013
The First Nuns in Arkansas, 1851
Early Days in Little Rock On the 6th of February, 1851, the Sisters, under the...
October 23, 2012
General Ethan Allen’s Daughter Enters Convent, 1814
Fanny Allen, daughter of Ethan and Frances Allen, was born in Sunderland, Vermont, November 13,...
October 22, 2012
Notre Dame’s First Irish President: Father Patrick Dillon, C.S.C. (1832-1868)
Rev. P. Dillon, second President of the University of Notre Dame, was born in the...
October 19, 2012
Paul Revere’s Grandson, Civil War General, Becomes Catholic
General Joseph Warren Revere (1812-1880) In the great national conflict which divided the North and...
October 18, 2012
Priest Tarred and Feathered by Mob, Maine, 1854
CATHOLIC PRIEST TARRED AND FEATHERED (The Brooklyn Eagle, October 19, 1854) The Bangor Mercury states...
October 17, 2012
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Nicholas Alten, Lorain, Ohio
Mr. Nicholas C. Alten is a leading and successful hardware merchant, of Lorain, Ohio, and...
October 16, 2012
Anti-Catholic Image of the Week
The years 1910-1915 saw one of the nastiest anti-Catholic backlashes in American history. This cartoon,...
October 15, 2012
Lecture on American Catholic Literature, Brooklyn, 1860
Catholic Literature in the United States-- Address of the Rev. Dr. Pise (The Brooklyn Eagle,...
October 12, 2012
The Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart (1890)
The work of the Institute began in Baltimore, the first house being opened in 1890....
October 08, 2012
St. John the Baptist Church, Manhattan (1840)
“The necessity of hearing the Word of God in their own tongue, and of having...
October 02, 2012
Kaiser Wilhelm Sends Portrait to Virginia Nuns, 1913
KAISER’S GIFT TO VIRGINIA NUNS Special to the New York Times The New York Times,...
October 01, 2012
Mayor Flees to Monastery, 1908
MAYOR IN MONASTERY: Was Saloon Owner and Politics Led Him to Shun the World The...
August 11, 2012
On Vacation till the 25th!
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August 04, 2012
THE TRANSFIGURATION And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus (St....
August 01, 2012
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston (1871)
Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Commonly Called "The Mission Church" Under the charge...
July 31, 2012
“You Jesuits Are Everywhere”
Born in France, Father Louis Hippolyte-Gache, S.J. (1817-1907), was a Chaplain in the Confederate Army...
July 30, 2012
Father Michael D. Lilly, O.P. (1831-1900)
On the death of Father Lilly St Joseph's Province of the Dominican Order lost one of...
July 24, 2012
Father Anthony Ciampi, S.J. (1816-1893)
Several of the premier Jesuit college presidents in 19th century America were Italian. Father Joseph Cataldo...
July 20, 2012
Christian Brothers’ College, Memphis, Tennessee (1871)
The Christian Brothers' College in Memphis, Tennessee, is conducted by the Brothers of the Christian...
July 16, 2012
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, Harlem, 1900
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