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Pat McNamara Nov 06, 2014
Born in New York City to a French mother and a Cuban father, Pedro de Cordoba was a solidly reliable character actor in American films from the silent through the sound era. Between 1915 and 1951, he ...
Pat McNamara Nov 05, 2014
The Rail Splitter was one of several anti-Catholic publications that gained a wide circulation in the 1910's and 1920's. This cartoon from its pages shows a cassocked priest replete with horns and ta...
Pat McNamara Nov 04, 2014
As Americans go to the polls today, we profile the first Catholic to represent New York in the United States Senate. The following is taken from the 1911 Catholic Encyclopedia:Lawyer, statesman; born ...
Pat McNamara Nov 02, 2014
BELIEVE AND TAKE HEART By John Lancaster Spalding What can console for a dead world? We tread on dust which once was life; To nothingness all things are hurled: What meaning in a hopeless strife? Time...
Pat McNamara Nov 01, 2014
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS: The Intercession of the Saints. "You have come to Mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, and to the...
Pat McNamara Oct 31, 2014
On the eve of  All Hallows (All Saints), it seems appropriate to focus on a seminary named for that day. From 1840 through the 1980's, All Hallows College sent some 5,000 Irish priests out to the Engl...
Pat McNamara Oct 30, 2014
The following review of my new book, New York Catholics, appears this week in The Tablet, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn. It's in the editorial column by Editor Ed Wilkinson: I’m a ...
Pat McNamara Oct 29, 2014
Between 1910 and 1917, this actress appeared in some 109 movies, featured mainly as a Native American woman. Born Josephine Workman in California, she was of English, Scottish, Native American and Chi...
Pat McNamara Oct 28, 2014
Ignatius Aloysius Reynolds was born near Bardstown, Kentucky, August 22, 1798, of one of the Catholic families that emigrated from Maryland to that State. Trained under Bishop Flaget and Dr. David he ...
Pat McNamara Oct 17, 2014
This cartoon was circulated from the early 1900’s through the 1920’s, when anti-Catholicism reached a fever pitch in American life. Here an octopus with Pope Leo XIII’s head strangles Lady Liberty wit...
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