...ing of Catholics in the city since 300,000 attended the 1926 Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Sesquicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. Dennis Joseph Dougherty was born August 16, 1865 to Patrick and Bridget Dougherty, both Irish immigrants living in Schuylkill County. From an early age Dougherty felt a calling
...y (1838-1917) was a significant figure on the Philadelphia literary scene. Called “The Poet of the Pure Soul”, she wrote 85 books, contributed to numerous Catholic magazines and newspapers, and served as editor of the Augustinian magazine, “Our Lady of Good Counsel.” This collection contains correspondence, largely from priests and
...spot in the outfield. Ruth played his position flawlessly. Unable to play casually even in a charity game, he went diving for a line drive in the second inning, badly dirtying his uniform. But the fans were not there to see Ruth field. They were there to see him hit.
...tion is for the largest attended Philadelphia Catholic event of the 1940s. Cardinal Dougherty’s Golden Jubilee Mass, marking his 50 years in the priesthood, was held on June 2nd, 1940. Over 160,000 people packed Municipal Stadium (later JFK Stadium) in South Philadelphia to celebrate it. Dennis Joseph Dougherty Planning