The Centennial Fountain

...fficial dedication and celebration parade on July 4th 1876, only Barry was installed. However, the rest of the fountain was ready, so Governor John Carroll of Maryland was able to turn the water on, which flowed into the 16 drinking basins.[12] Herman Kirn with statue of John Carroll CHRC Centennial

Continue reading

Day of Great Joy: Sisters of St. Joseph in Philadelphia

...have had a history of working in healthcare in the archdiocese. The first instance was when they founded St. Joseph hospital at the instance of Bishop Kenrick and ran the hospital for 10 years.[10] Due to their work there, they were called upon to act as nurses during the Civil

Continue reading

An “Un-American Invention”?: Catholics and the Issue of Prohibition

...e level, many of those actively opposing their passage were Catholics. For instance in Iowa, Catholics made up over half of those who voted “no” on the referendum on the outlawing of alcohol.[3] Church leaders, such as Cardinal Gibbon of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, voiced concern over Prohibition because it

Continue reading

Influenza Pandemic and the Sisters

...in hospitals across the city.[6] The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for instance were sent to the Municipal Hospital as well as acted as private nurses, going door to door in poor neighborhoods to find and care for the sick. The sisters who taught as St. Peters Claver’s School helped

Continue reading