Our Lady of Czestochowa Dedication

...wa church could hold 2,000 people and had rooms for Polish heritage education. On October 16, 1966, 135,000 people attended the dedication ceremony. Among the guests of honor was President Lyndon B. Johnson, who spoke for 25 minutes of history and heritage of Polish Americans, and the need to build

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Parish Histories and Calendars

...broadly, Catholic life. Search the collections via our online catalog. View a complete list of parishes, both active and closed, located within the Archdiocese: Alphabetical Index to Parishes Chronology of Parish Foundations See the research guide for information on conducting parish history research. Fr. Michetti blesses those being sent off

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Liturgical Week

...nged parts of the celebration of the Mass. Altars would face the congregation and the Mass could be said in the vernacular. Archbishop John J. Krol was keen to see these changes implemented as soon as they were allowed in Philadelphia. To that end, he invited the Liturgical Conference, an

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Cartooning Catholics: Depictions of Catholics in Cartoons and Comics

  Cartooning Catholics: Depictions of Catholics in Cartoons and Comics examines how Catholics were portrayed in secular drawings and how Catholics portrayed their own beliefs through cartoons. Cartoons are a unique window into the past because they both express and form public opinion. By examining cartoons depicting Catholics and Catholic

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