University of Notre Dame


(1915) May 4
Smith, Father J(ohn) T(albot): Dobbs Ferry, New York
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Smith returns the letter which surprised him so that he read "Havana Days" again to discover the cause of offense. Brother Rogatian must be a simp. That diocesan seminary he mentions as in Havana has not turned out one priest in ten years. When Bishop (Peter Gonzales y) Estrada opened it, one of his councillors warned that each priest ordained there would cost him $100,000. The prophecy is already fulfilled. The present Bishop has not administered confirmation anywhere in his diocese in four years and not in the American parish in four years. Currier resigned in disgust. Bishop (Manuel Ruizy Rodriquez) of Pinar del Rio has withdrawn from public activity. Smith will be glad to see the Cuban "document." Smith is anxious to see how the article "An American Parish in Havana" will pass the censorship of the Augustinian Prior, to whom he sent it. (P.S.) Hudson is to tell Brother Rogatian to write to Smith. It will give him a chance to blow the gas out of him.

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1915 May 4
Staunton, Reverend John A. Jr.: Sagada, Philippine Islands
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

The object of the Ave Maria is to honor the Blessed Virgin; so far as some "Anglicans" have the same object ought not their work to be welcomed? He does not think the paragraph about their Mission at Sagada in the February number is in accord with its professed objects. Their Mission in the last ten years has won over fifteen hundred of the Igorot people from paganism. Is it not better, even though Hudson thinks that they have not the Catholic faith in its fulness, for them to teach to their people as much of it as they know?

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1915 May 21
(Stone), C.P., Father Fidelis: Vina del Mar, Chile
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Stone came to Chile seven months ago when his work in Argentina was finished. They now have ten foundations in South America. The Brazilian houses have perhaps the best prospects. When they established the station at Vina del Mar in 1886 it was with the understanding that there should always be an English-speaking Father stationed there. This has not in late years been complied with, and the need is great so Stone came most willingly. May 22. Today is Sister Rita's day and Stone has not forgotten her. Father Edmund (Hill, C.P.) is at Herve Bay, near Canterbury, but he has grown old and cannot write, and has difficulty saying Mass. Stone enjoyed Father (John A.) Zahm's visit in Buenos Aires. He sends his regards to Father Cavanaugh.

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1915 May 28
Keane, Bishop John J(oseph): Catonsville, M(arylan)d
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Keane was glad to hear from Father Cavanaugh how well Hudson holds his own. (P.S.) He returns to Dubuque next week.

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1915 May 31
Egan, Maurice Francis: Copenhagen, (Denmark)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana)

Letters go very slowly these days. Hudson's warning about "The Adventurers came just after the last installment had been sent to Hudson. Egan personally sees no bias in it. The story of Senlis is taken from the account of an eye witness. Egan is astonished by what the war has done for France. If the Kaiser has given England an Army he has certainly restored religion to a country whose genius, for a time, seemed to be Anatole France. Yesterday was a day of crisis for them as they were sending the German answer to their note through from Berlin. Egan has heard of Archbishop Spalding's accident. It is rumored in diplomatic circles that Archbishop (John) Ireland will be made a Cardinal and that a minister will be appointed to the Holy See from Washington. Sir Henry Howard's "fluke" has injured the prestige of the Vatican diplomacy very greatly. Mr. Roosevelt has read Hudson's "Ivy Hedge" with great interest. (Woodrow) Wilson's note on the "Lusitania" massacre has been very well received in Europe. (P.S.) He has just read Miss Parr's little Memoir on Monsignor Benson. Egan does not like it.

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