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...me period. Born in Dublin in December of 1797, Kenrick first came to America after completing his clerical studies in Rome in 1821 and served as a professor of theology and history in Kentucky for the next nine years. The early years of Kenrick’s time in Philadelphia were not without

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

...ved from society. For this reason, many Protestant religions embraced the cause of Prohibition in the late 1800s and early 1900s.[1] However, the Catholic Church in America was less willing to take a firm stance on the issue of outlawing alcohol. This is because the prohibition of alcohol was seen

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Influenza Pandemic and the Sisters

...s of the Third Order of St. Francis also were deeply involved in the fight against the flu as the sisters ran three hospitals, St. Agnes, St. Mary, and St. Joseph, which together saw over 1,300 patients.[8] Other religious orders that sent nurses to various hospitals across the city included

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Access Policies and Guidelines

...lections to help preserve and protect these materials so that they will be available for future generations. Please note that children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other designated adult at all times. Staff will remove and reshelve all materials in storage areas

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