Temperance Movement

...e national union, many societies also created regional unions as well. For instance, the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of the Diocese of Philadelphia formed in March of 1872, comprising of two societies and 150 members. [7] CTAU printed material, AC0077 CHRC In order to fulfill its mission and pledge, the

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Josephine Walsh (center) on her way to Europe, July 1900

A “petulant girl”?: Josephine Walsh’s diaries

...e items in these collections were removed from manuscript collections. For instance, many of the items that I’ve come across were created by Josephine M. Walsh. These materials, mostly diaries, were likely pulled from the Walsh family papers, a collection that documents the Martin J. Walsh (1840-1910) family, in particular

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Catholics in WWII

...terest in protecting Catholic churches across Europe from destruction. For instance, correspondence from the White House revealed that Dougherty sought to prevent sites like the shire of Saint Theresa at Lisieux from being bombed during the liberation of Europe.[1] Letter to Cardinal Dougherty fromCaptain Harry Boylan, 05/28/1945, https://omeka.chrc-phila.org/items/show/8233 One of

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Papal Infallibility

...f the outside reactions to Papal Infallibility were negative, however. For instance, Archbishop Wood received a letter from a convert in 1872 stating that “no one dogma of the Church had any attraction for me but the Infallibility.”[13] The First Vatican Council’s decree on Infallibility was the culmination of almost

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