Cartooning Catholics

...wn 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 social thought, it will be possible to understand how Catholics viewed the world and how the world viewed Catholics.   Read some recent

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Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church

....[3] Construction of Holy Redeemer With the increase in membership, Msgr. Kavanagh, in charge of missionary work, wished to build a church for the Chinese community. Henry Dagit and Sons, who built many churches in Philadelphia, such as St. Francis de Sales and St. Malachy’s, worked as the architects.[4] The

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...lphia Pamphlets Parish Histories and Calendars Digital Collections Online Catalog Blog Online Exhibits The Catholic Historical Research Center is open to the public. We are open for research by appointment only. Please contact us at archives@chrc-phila.org or at (215) 904-8149 to make an appointment Our staff will continue to serve

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Education

...and attempts by politicians to use government money to fund these schools caused concern that public schools would be completely replaced. “The American River Ganges. The priests and the children,” December, 30, 1871 One of Nast’s most famous cartoons, “The American River Ganges,” depicts bishops shaped as crocodiles coming to

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