Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

...her than Pope Pius X. The approval was for the building of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the pope personally donated $400 to its construction ($10,000 in today’s money).[1] The site of the national shrine was to be on the campus of The Catholic

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Catholic Newspapers in Philadelphia

...hese include The Catholic Herald and its successors, The Catholic Standard and The Catholic Standard and Times through September 28, 1951. The records are indexed and keyword searchable. The search is free; however, to view the records a subscription to Findmypast is required. Issues published between 1833 and 1844 as

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Irish Catholics and Secret Societies

...iled invasions of Canada in 1870 and 1871.[5] Thanks to the collections of theAmerican Catholic Historical Society, we have the correspondence of the Fenians’ treasurer, Francis Gallagher, which documents the planning for the second invasion and the concern among most of the officers that the plan was doomed to fail.[6]

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The Church and Labor

...eaching on the economy. The Catholic Church has a long connection to labor and the plight of the worker, beginning with Pope Leo XIII's famous Encyclical, Rerum Novarum (Latin for Of New Things), published in May of 1891. Pope Leo was reacting to the new economic systems and ideas that

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