Catholics in the Movies: Allan Dwan (1885-1981)

Allan Dwan

A surprising number of Hollywood’s greatest directors were Catholic, including John Ford, Raoul Walsh and Allan Dwan. Born Joseph Aloysius Dwan in Canada, he moved to the United States at age eleven. At the University of Notre Dame, he majored in engineering, but he was more interested in motion pictures. In New York, he started [Read More...]

A Poetic Tribute to the Jesuits

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“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Dr. John Daniel Sullivan, Our Lady of Victory Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

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                  Dr. Sullivan, one of the most successful physicians of Brooklyn, has much natural ability, but is withal a close student and believes thoroughly in the maxim that “there is no excellence without labor.” His devotion to the duties of his profession, therefore, combined with a comprehensive [Read More...]

“The Teresian Contemplative,” A Poem by Robert Hugh Benson, on Youtube

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My Book Available for Pre-Order on Amazon!

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Amazon has just posted the cover of my new book on its website: New York Catholics: Faith, Attitude & the Works! It’s a book that’s half history and half journalism. In the first part I write about a variety of historical figures ranging from St. Elizabeth Seton to Father Mychal Judge. In the second part, [Read More...]

A Meditation by John Henry Newman

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Lacordaire’s Prayer for Priests

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“Living Catholic Authors: Miss Margaret Kenna,” The Catholic World (December 1897): 422-423.

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Miss Margaret Kenna, daughter of the late Senator John Edward Kenna, who died January 7, 1893, while serving his second term in the Senate, is one of the youngest of our Catholic writers, but bids fair to take a high rank among short-story-writers at least. What she may do towards the great American novel, it [Read More...]

A Baltimore Seminary Professor: Father Louis Regis Deluol, S.S. (1787-1858)

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Founded in 1641 in France by Jean Jacques Olier, the Society of St. Sulpice (S.S.) is a community of secular priests dedicated to the formation of priests. The Sulpicians, as they are known, started the first Catholic seminary in the United States, St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore (still functioning). They first came to America in [Read More...]

A Photographic Survey of the 19th Century American Priest on Youtube

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