St. Boniface Church, Brooklyn (1854)

Rev. Bonaventure Keller, O.S.F., one of St, Boniface's first pastor, was active in German-American communities nationwide.

  Rev. John Stephen Raffeiner of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, at that time vicar general for the Germans, saw the necessity for a new German parish, and with the approbation of Bishop Loughlin, encouraged the work of foundation. The congregation was at once formed, and Father Schneller of St Paul’s placed the [Read More...]

Manhattan College– A Visual History

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A Tribute to Fordham, My Alma Mater

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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

John D. Sullivan

                  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!

NYC Book

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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