University of Notre Dame


 to Mr. Editor (McMaster, James Alphonsus): (New York, New York)

The writer hopes that, since the Catholic papers of Europe are going to reporduce the writer's circular letter, the editor's newspaper will also concur with some outstanding publicity according to the ideas of the circular in order to prepare the faithful and clergy for the great event whereby the Vatican Fathers will place the universal Church under the supreme patronage of St. Joseph. The editor is requested to collect the money offerings of the faithful, publish the amounts and names of donors, and send them on to the procurator general of the Jesuits of of the Dominicans, who will send them to the general collector, Father Thomas Beldrati, a Dominican of Ferrara. If the editor cannot print the donors' names he can ask someone able to discharge this required task. The discharger will bear in mind to send the funds to Rome with the donors' names. In publishing this circular the editor must call attention to the enormous difference between the present feast of the Patronage of St. Joseph and as Patron of the Universal Church. By a constitution of Benedict XIV, SS. Peter and Paul are patrons only of Rome; St. Michael is in the liturgy called patron in another sense. St. Joseph will bless the editor, seeing his diocese concur in the triumph.

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Kehoe, L(awrence): (New York City, New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Kehoe sends Brownson a check for $187.00 for his articles on Bishop of Rome, Woman H., Pope or People, and Spiritism. He hopes Brownson is well.

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O'Callaghan, (Father) E.M.: (Cleveland), Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Part 2, (Previous pages missing). O'Callaghan, seeing that if there were inquiries and insinuations he would be doomed, decided to take the aggressive. Accordingly he set to work and wrote a discourse which he read last Sunday, denouncing all who would undertake to injure his reputation by secret investigations, and who would propagate scandal by hints and insinuations. He excluded the Bishop (Amadeus Rappe) from any part in this; the Bishop's duty -- if charges were made against O'Callaghan -- would be to ask him if there were true, and institute a court of inquiry if O'Callaghan's answers were unsatisfactory. With such a public inquiry there could be no scandal, and it would bring attention to the alleged charges that O'Callaghan accepted the donations and that he is rather a business man. To both of these charges he pleads guilty, and is sorry that he was not guiltier, since his people would have benefited. His discourse was rather high handed, but O'Callaghan believes it the only thing that could be done. He exonerated the Bishop, who has never reproved him, but there must be a mistake somewhere, for though the Bishop probably did not of himself authorize the proceeding, it probably went on with his sanction. O'Callaghan is now in Cleveland awaiting an interview with him. The key to the campaign against O'Callaghan is the fact that Bishop Rappe has learned O'Callaghan was the leader of the opposition against him. For some time charges of maladministration have been brought against Rappe, and these have at last received attention, with the result that it probably will soon be announced that, because of old age, infirmity, etc., Bishop Rappe has been obliged to resign his office. O'Callaghan thinks the Bishop feeling his days are numbered, has resolved either to ruin him or, by circumventing him, compel him to commit himself in such a manner as to weaken the force of the charges. Only time can tell the outcome; the next six weeks in the diocese are pregnant with events. All is in confusion now in O'Callaghan's parish at Youngstown, where he was just beginning some important work. The bishop suspects O'Callaghan of being "Jus", but lately Rappe and his friends have been settling upon ex-bishop (Michael) O'Connor as the writer. This pleases O'Callaghan so that he has encouraged the belief, for it will bring converts to the scheme. If the whole truth were known nothing could save O'Callaghan, and Bishop Rappe would soon sing the Canticle of Moses over him in joy. P.S. He encloses an Australian newspaper from which McMaster may, if he wishes, reprint an item.

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(New York Herald): (New York, New York)

Letter of the clergy of the diocese of New York to Pope Pius IX rejoicing at his many accomplishments in the papacy.

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Brownson, Henry:

Law Register of cases in which he participated from August I, 1869 to November 23, 1876.

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