“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Nicholas Alten, Lorain, Ohio

Alten family

Mr. Nicholas C. Alten is a leading and successful hardware merchant, of Lorain, Ohio, and a prominent member of St. Mary’s congregation of that city. His excellent traits, combined with his business ability and public spiritedness, render him a successful, well respected, and influential citizen. This high estimate of him is entertained not alone by [Read More...]

Anti-Catholic Image of the Week

Catholic store 1914

The years 1910-1915 saw one of the nastiest anti-Catholic backlashes in American history. This cartoon, titled “The Popish Bargain Counter,” shows an innocent Protestant farmer being duped by a priest in biretta and vestments behind the counter. Among the items parodied are Catholic indulgences, the sacraments, and the Catholic reverence for saints’ relics. This cartoon [Read More...]

Lecture on American Catholic Literature, Brooklyn, 1860

Fr Pise

Catholic Literature in the United States– Address of the Rev. Dr. Pise (The Brooklyn Eagle, October 12, 1860)  The Rev. Dr. C.C. Pise, pastor of Sydney Place Church, last evening delivered an address before the Catholic Library Association at their room on the corner of Court and Joralemon streets. A large number of ladies and [Read More...]