University of Notre Dame


(1873) (Jun.)
Catholic Review: (New York, New York)

Articles on: St. Mary's hospital for women; retreat for the children of St. James; St. James Benevolent Society; Profession at the Convent of Mercy, Wiloughby Avenue; St. Joseph's Convent, Flushing, L.I.; New York collection for the Pope; the Ward's Island Chapel - an illustration of Protestant illiberality and harshness - what Protestants when in power usually do.

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(1873) (June)
Persico, Ignatius,Bishop of Savannah: New York, New York
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He arrived in New York on the Balavin-Cunard line landing at eleven a.m. He will be happy to see McMaster tomorrow evening at McMaster's home and in the meantime is staying with the Redemptorist Fathers.

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1873 Jun. 1
Mencacci, Paulus Eques, President: Rome, (Italy)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché of: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He sends a copy of the letter of the Pious Federation of Catholic Societies to the Holy Father and his response. Inside there is a letter of the Federation in which it proposes three days of prayer by all the Catholics of the world for the triumph of the Holy See in its troubles. The three days are the feasts of the Apostles Peter and Paul, the Transfiguration, and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. Also there is the response of Pope Pius IX on May 24, 1873 and the grant of a special indulgence for each of the three days and a plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, dated May 30, 1873.

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1873 June 2
Gress, W(illia)m H.,Bishop of Savannah: Savannah, (Georgia)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He sends a check for $5.00 for McMaster's fund for the Martyr Pontiff and regrets that his poor purse cannot give more. He preached several days at a little station on the Georgia Central before the abandoned Catholics there. Their desire to hear Catholic sermons is admirable, but their ignorance of Catholic doctrine is awful. He was asked if it was true that the people worshiped the priests, the priests worshipped the bishops, and bishops adored the Pope. If McMaster could come to Savannah next winter and give one or more lectures, he would be guaranteed a fine audience. He sends regards to McMaster's family.

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1873 Jun. 3
Cauvin, Father (Anthony): Hoboken, (New Jersey)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Cauvin encloses a check for $4000 and will send the remaining $3000 to complete the sum of $25,000 at the beginning of July.

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1873 June 3
McDermott, Father D J.: Phila(delphia), (Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He asks McMaster to republish the answer of the Sacred Congregation to Bishop (William B.) Ullathorne, (O.S.B.), disapproving of Societies that compel members to receive Holy Communion. An article in the Standard of May 31 calls attention to it; the article was written by the person who wrote the "Eight Hour Movement" which McMaster praised. McMaster's article would be read with delight by his many Pennsylvania readers.

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1873 June 11
Machebeuf, Jos(eph) P., Bishop of: Denver, (Colorado)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

The three Jesuits have arrived and two are destined for N(ew) M(exico), while the other is going to Pueblo, Col(ora)do. He now has 6 of them in the South and is preparing to form another parish in St. Louis Park under their care. He receives numerous requests for admittance from priests, but past experiences taught him to be very careful. Their most urgent need is for a zealous German priest. There are nearly 75 German Catholic families in Denver and not a priest in Colorado who can speak German. He had made arrangements with the Redemptorist Fathers to come and organize a German parish but the Provincial of Baltimore wrote that since they were still being tolerated in Prussia, it was not possible to send any priests. He would rather have a member of a religious order in order to be safe from scandalous secular priests. He asks Purcell for assistance in his search for priests. If there are any in poor health, the Colorado climate will benefit them and would be a blessing to the poor Germans who are in a position to be seduced by the German preachers there. If not possible to get a German priest, he would like some Franciscans. Mr. Maatz of St. Mary's is not yet ready to be ordained.

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1873 June 13
Dean, Thorina (Brownson): South Wilton, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Thorina hopes Brownson is not ill; if he is Thorina wants word at once. The health of Thorina is poor. Thanks are given for all the help Brownson has given her. Maybe Brownson can suggest to Thorina a means of improving her health. The health of both Daniel (Brownson) and his wife is poor. Their youngest daughter is married again. Brownson's sister Daphne (Luddington) would like a letter. Thorina wants a letter from Brownson badly. Sarah and husband send their love to Brownson and Sarah (Brownson).

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1873 Jun. 17
Antonelli, Cardinal J(ames)(Papal Secretary of State): Rome, (Italy)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The Holy Father, (Pope Pius IX), with supreme pleasure, accepts the congratulations of the Archbishop, his clergy, and the people and to each gives from his inmost heart his apostolic benediction.

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1873 June 18
Walworth, E. Hardin: New York, New York
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He thanks McMaster for the interest he took in his misfortune. He has left the whole matter of counsel in the hands of Mr. O'Connor. He cannot say more at present only that he appreciates his kindness and asks his prayers.

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1873 June 20
Freitag, Father A(ugustine) M.: Boston, Mass.
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He will be in New York next Tuesday morning and asks to see McMaster and the children at St. Alphonsus. Last Monday he had a procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the garden. He gives his regards to the children.

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1873 June 20
Williams, John J.,Bishop of Boston: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Father B(ernard) O'Reilly writes that he is going to Rome. After asking Purcell for a mission and being so kindly treated, he intends to make a complaint against Williams for not giving him a mission. Williams has no object to his doing this, but should like to know if he has given satisfaction since going to Purcell's diocese.

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1873 June 23
Blanchet, A(ugustine) M(agloire)a Bishop of Nesqualy: Vancouver, W.T. (Canada)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Sisters of Charity founded in his diocese in 1856 have hitherto only the poorest buildings for themselves and their institute, and these have proved insufficient for those whom they lodge. They have been forced to build a new institute which though not a superb building will take care of their needs. Lacking the means for this, and unable to obtain them from the diocese, the poorest in the United States, they have sought permission to collect in certain eastern dioceses where they hope to find generous persons. (Purcell's) diocese is one of these and Blanchet asks Permission for them to make this collection. He asks a response, and at the same time asks remembrance in (Purcell's) prayers.

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1873 June 28
Kearful, (Father) Ch(arles) L.: Brunswick, Mo.
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He asks McMaster to send him one dollar's worth of "Dr. Fry's Antebillious Pills". They are for his aged father who finds no relief from other medicines. McMaster is requested to send them by mail with the name of the druggist so that he may order direct. He expresses his satisfaction of the Journal.

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1873 Jun. 30
Cauvin, Father A(nthony): Hoboken, (New Jersey)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He sends Perché $2530 which with the $470 interest already due completes the loan of $25,000. It would be better if Perché gave five notes of $5000 each. (He encloses a sample from for the promissory notes, a list of the dates on which he has sent money, and a formal agreement listing all the conditions of the loan as agreed to in their former letters.)

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