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February 27, 2011
The Original Hollywood Priest: Father Daniel W. Murphy (1876-1913)
FATHER DANIEL WEBSTER MURPHY.The interests of the Catholic Church in Hollywood are zealously guarded by...
February 25, 2011
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: Judge Ygnacio Sepulveda, Los Angeles, California
Descended from a long line of Spanish-Californian ancestry, Judge Ygnacio Sepulveda, recently returned to the...
February 24, 2011
Pat McNamara Talks About American Catholic History on TV!
Last week, I had the pleasure of appearing at Theology on Tap, a program for...
February 23, 2011
Sisters of St. Joseph Make Religious Profession, 1900
IN THE FLUSHING CONVENT.Bishop McDonnell Officiates at the Ceremony and Gives Her the Religious Name...
February 22, 2011
“Racism is a God Damned Thing”: Father John Markoe, S.J., (1890-1967) and the Civil Rights Movement
As a whole, the Catholic Church was slow to get fully involved in the Civil...
February 21, 2011
Washington Pastor, Shakespearean: Monsignor Denis J. Stafford (1860-1908)
DENIS J. STAFFORDSTAFFORD, DENIS, J., D.D., Roman Catholic priest, Shakespearean scholar and lecturer, was born...
February 20, 2011
Sermon at Immaculate Conception Church, Boston, December 1876
HOW WISDOM MAY BE FOUND.Sermon by the Rev. Augustine P. Hewit, C. S.P.Before the Boston...
February 16, 2011
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: George B. Perkins, Washington, Missouri
A COLORED TERTIARY.The Franciscan Herald, May 1917.“Behold an Israelite, indeed, in whom there is no...
February 15, 2011
This Week’s Column at Patheos
This week's Patheos column looks at the history of Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey, Kentucky,...
February 13, 2011
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church Dedicated in Brooklyn, 1853
Laying the Corner Stone of a Catholic Church.The Brooklyn Eagle, July 18, 1853Yesterday afternoon the...
February 12, 2011
“The Church Would Look Foolish Without Them”: John Patrzykowski, Buffalo, New York
Back in England in 1859, Blessed John Henry Newman was having a conversation with Birmingham...
February 11, 2011
The Marist Brothers in the United States, 1914
St. Ann's Academy was founded on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1892. During its early...
February 10, 2011
What Do Priests Do (and Wear)?
Here’s an answer from The Brooklyn Eagle, October 18, 1890: In each parish there is...
February 09, 2011
Chicago’s African-American Catholics, 1890
Patrick Augustine Feehan (1829-1902) was the first Archbishop of Chicago. Born in Ireland, he was...
February 08, 2011
“What Can a Woman Do?”: Mother Xavier Ross (1813-1895) and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
As the Civil War approached, 1850’s Kansas was center-stage for the brewing conflict. Pro-slavery and...
February 04, 2011
Article on Xavier High School, Manhattan, 1898
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER COLLEGEThe Brooklyn Eagle, September 4, 1898The College of St. Francis Xavier, on...
February 02, 2011
“I No Longer Call You Slaves”: The Healy Brothers, 1830-1910
By any standard, the Healys were an impressive family. Michael, the father, was an Irish...
February 02, 2011
Brooklyn’s Catholic Schools, 1873
BROOKLYN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS.Their History from 1828 to 1873-- The Pioneer School of the City, and...
February 01, 2011
Talent Show at Holy Name School, Brooklyn, 1889
HOLY NAME SCHOOL.An Entertainment Given by its Pupils Thursday Evening.The Brooklyn Eagle, June 22, 1889In...
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