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April 22, 2011
Seven Churches Visited on Holy Thursday: Lowell, Massachusetts (1894)
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES. DEVOUT WORSHIPPERS VISIT REPOSITORIES IN CHURCHES.Commemoration of the Day of the Crucifixion...
April 21, 2011
Blessed Sacrament Church, Cypress Hills, Brooklyn (1891)
BLESSED SACRAMENT, Brooklyn, N.Y. — To relieve the overcrowding of St. Malachy's due to the...
April 20, 2011
Anti-Catholicism on Film, 1911
This 1912 photograph was taken in front of St. Patrick's rectory, Huntington, during the 25th...
April 19, 2011
Missionary of the Passion: Father James Kent Stone, C.P. (1840-1921)
Father James Kent Stone, C.P., in his Passionist habit, as seen in the early 1880's....
April 18, 2011
How to Hear Women’s Confessions, From an 1897 Manual
Confessions of Women. A dangerous rock which the priest encounters in the stormy sea of...
April 17, 2011
Palm Sunday Sermon, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Manhattan, 1870’s
"Behold thy King cometh to thee meek." ST. MATT. xxi. 5. THROUGH humility and suffering...
April 15, 2011
School Play, St. James Academy, Brooklyn, 1856
St. James Academy, downtown Brooklyn, as seen in the late 1800's. This school for boys...
April 14, 2011
Convert and Poet: Mary Ann Spooner (1794-1877)
MRS. MARY ANN SPOONER.Mrs. Mary Ann Spooner, the daughter of Prosper Wetmore and Catharine McEwen,...
April 13, 2011
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Martin Ibert, Brooklyn, New York
MARTIN IBERT.A man of commanding presence in the Williamsburg and Bushwick sections of Brooklyn, Mr....
April 12, 2011
This Week’s Column at Patheos
This week's Patheos article focuses on Mother Theodore Williams (1868-1931), foundress of the Franciscan Handmaids...
April 11, 2011
A Jesuit Writes from Gallipoli, 1915
OUR ARMY CHAPLAINS’ EXPERIENCES.FATHER F. DEVAS, GALLIPOLI. Letters and Notices No. CXCII (January 1916): 323-326.On...
April 09, 2011
“The Great Romish Conspiracy”
THE AMERICAN PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION.It is not to be wondered at that the ceaseless efforts and...
April 08, 2011
Bishop Andrew Byrne and Arkansas Catholicism, 1843-1862
Bishop Andrew Byrne (1802-1862)For many years, Father Eugene Weibel rode his horse Rocinante (named for...
April 07, 2011
The Goette Brothers: Catholic America’s First China Missionaries
This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Maryknoll, the first American religious order founded for...
April 06, 2011
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Mary Onahan Gallery, Chicago
LIVING CATHOLIC AUTHORSThe Catholic World (August 1897): 712-713. MISS MARY JOSEPHINE ONAHAN is one of...
April 04, 2011
Ukrainian Sisters Celebrate Centennial
Sisters of St. Basil the Great (1911)Fox Chase, Pennsylvania Laboring among the Ukrainian Greek Catholic...
April 02, 2011
Monsignor James V. Lewis (1875-1916), St. Francis de Sales Church, Manhattan
RECTOR FOLLOWS FATHER IN DEATH.Mgr. J.V. Lewis of St. Francis de Sales Church Contracted Pneumonia...
March 31, 2011
The Pope’s Army Comes to New York, 1868
Founded in 1785, St. Peter's Church was the first Roman Catholic church erected in the...
March 29, 2011
This Week’s Column at Patheos
This week's Patheos column focuses on Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker. Never...
March 28, 2011
“An Artist in Burnt Cork”: Brother Martin Whelan, S.J. (1837-1903)
The Jesuit Brother's vocation is one with a rich history of service and scholarship. But...
March 27, 2011
Corporate Greed Attacked from Pulpit, 1900
PULPIT ATTACK ON TRUSTS.Money Power, Father Ducey Says, Has Become Tyranny.Attempts, the Priest Declares, to...
March 25, 2011
“Do Catholics Make Better Athletes?”
The Loyola University baseball team, 1886. Founded in Chicago in 1870, today Loyola is the...
March 24, 2011
From the Question Box: “Scandals and the Church”
From The Question Box:"Will you not admit that many of the leaders of your Church—...
March 22, 2011
This Week’s Column at Patheos
Since last week's Patheos article focused on the Irish, I didn't feel it would be right...
March 19, 2011
The Salesians and New York City’s Italian Immigrants, 1914
St. John Bosco (1815-1888), founder of the SalesiansSALESIANS OF DON BOSCOIntroduced into the United States...
March 18, 2011
Brooklyn’s Jesuit College (1908-1921)
A drawing of the proposed college building, ca. 1910.JESUITS’ BROOKLYN COLLEGEBuilding on Crown Heights to...
March 17, 2011
A Poem for St. Patrick’s Day, 1895
St. Patrick’s Day Without ShamrocksMother M. Augustine McKenna, R.S.M. (1819-1883)We sought them ‘neath the snow-flakesAnd...
March 16, 2011
Book Review: Notre Dame and the Civil War
James M. Schmidt, Notre Dame and the Civil War: Marching Onward to Victory (Charleston: The...
March 14, 2011
Xavier Commencement, Manhattan, 1862
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER'S COLLEGE: Twelfth Commencement.The New College Building.The Graduating Class.Prosperity of the College.The New...
March 10, 2011
“Is the Catholic Church Bigger Than Francis X. Bushman?”
Fame is fleeting, and never more so than for movie stars. A good example is...
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