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Medical Mission Sisters

...medical treatment.[3] Medical Mission Sisters Photograph album https://omeka.chrc-phila.org/items/show/7368 While Dengel saw the use of trained religious sisters as filling the void in India and other countries to care for the sick, there was a major problem. According to Catholic canon law, religious sisters were not allowed to practice medicine or

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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Rt. Rev. Thomas Shahan 1993.018.EOS017; CHRC On August 15th of 1913, the project that Msgr. Thomas Shahan has been working on and dreaming of since the early 1900s was given the green light by none other than Pope Pius X. The approval was for the building of the Basilica of

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Irish Catholics and Secret Societies

"The Grand Procession in Honor of the Fenian Exiles," https://omeka.chrc-phila.org/items/show/7066 The Catholic Church has a long history of opposing secret societies, partly because of the oaths of loyalty involved in such groups. Nevertheless, during the 1800s there were two major organizations that attracted numbers of Irish Catholics: the Fenian Brotherhood

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