Vistarama

...1956, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, along with the Dioceses of Wilmington and Camden, hosted the largest exhibit of Catholic Missions in United States history. The purpose was to acquaint the public with the world wide work of the Catholic Church and promote the various apostolic services. Hosted in Convention Hall,

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Pope

..., 1871 On July 12, 1871 in New York City, Irish Catholics clashed with the National Guard protecting an Irish Protestant parade. In response, Nast drew a number of anti-Irish cartoons for Harper’s Weekly. This cartoon illustrated the Draft Riots of July 1863, where Irish Catholics attacked African-Americans throughout New

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Philly in Focus: Robert Halvey’s Photographic History of Catholic Philadelphia

...a staff photographer for Pennsylvania Hospital. The Robert Halvey Collection contains approximately 350,000 negatives from the entirety of Halvey’s career, covering the years 1935 to 1999. These images capture everyday participants in Philadelphia Catholic life, as well as presidents, popes, and entertainers. In addition to photographs taken for The Catholic

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Research Request Forms

...HRC does not hold the following records: death, burial, funeral, confirmation, and communion. There are two exceptions. CHRC does have some death records for Old St. Mary and Holy Trinity. Complete the records request form and return with your payment of a $20 check to CHRC. There is no fee

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