University of Notre Dame


1917 Oct.
The Exponent:

Contains centenary sermon by Bishop Phillip R. McDevitt, of Harrisburg with picture of McDevitt and other church dignitaries present at St. Mary College, Dayton, Ohio. Sermon is 9pp. in length.

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1917 Oct. 9
Vickrey, Charles V.: New York, (New York)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

On behalf of the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, Vickrey wants to express their appreciation for Hudson's editorial. They desire to avoid any discrimination in the administration of funds and if Hudson has any such evidence, he should let them know. As far as he can recall, he does not know that any Catholic parishes are represented among their contributors. They use the American Embassy, American consuls, teachers, missionaries and others to distribute the funds collected. If Hudson would care to give them the names of any bishops, priests or sisters in any portion of the Turkish dominions who could be of service, they would be glad to ask their co-operation. It is unfortunate that up until now their co-operation has not been used. The Department of State insists that all funds be handled by American citizens. Last year they secured from Protestant churches nearly a million dollars and would very much like to have a similar campaign among the Catholic churches. Irrespective of this they will still welcome the co-operation of any Catholic clergy in Western Asia. (A carbon copy of this letter and a copy of the editorial are attached.)

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1917 Oct.12
Chamberlain, Geo(rge) E.: Washigton, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana)

Chamberlain thanks Hudson for enclosing him a statement having reference to Chamberlain's speech on the abuses of the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations. He has inserted in an appropriation bill a provision in regard to their activities, and will try to prevent them from usurping functions in regard to the education of the youth of America.

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1917 Oct. 12
Heuser, Father H(erman) J(oseph): Overbrook, Penn(sylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Heuser thanks Hudson for the clippings from the Tablet. He usually sees the comments of Father Kent. The last issue of "Studies" in which Mr. Colclough's article appeared has a correcting foot-note by Father George O'Neill concerning an autobiographical fragment of the late Canon (Patrick Augustine) Sheehan. Heuser's life of Sheehan is almost ready for press and Longmans is anxious to have good reviews of it. He liked A. Hilliard Atteridge's article on Recent Discoveries in Bible Lands, and would like to ask him to review the book for some of the big journals. Hudson's comments on Scapulars vs. medals is excellent. Because of increased paper and postal rates their manager is urging an increase in the subscription price.

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1917 Oct. 12
Klein, Father Felix: Neuilly-sur-Seine, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Reading Hudson's account of the June feasts makes Klein seem to relive hours of his two voyages to America finding there those he liked and admired the most from Cardinal Gibbons to Father Elliott and a certain Father Hudson who marches beside Archbishop Hanna. In regard to his latest book, the Ave Maria may publish whatever it wishes. There are only two difficulties, one that it has not been translated into English and the second that the book is a collection of allocutions given to their wounded. Hudson is free to take little or much. $2 a page, as Hudson proposes, is agreeable.

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1917 oct.20
Guiney, Louise I(mogen): Grangeleigh, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E,) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A week ago Guiney sent seven short contributions and now sends seven more. She is not yet up to her customary manual labor. She was delighted over Father O'Donnell's paper on the Poor Clares. In quality and touch it is up to John Ayscough. She sends her compliments to O'Donnell and to Speer Strahan. The latter seems to have a future.

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1917 Oct. 25
Klein, Father Felix: Neuilly (-sur-Seine), (France)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson will be happy to know that "Les Douleurs qui Esperent" has been crowned by the Academy of Sciences, Morals and Politics and has merited the attached letter (not enclosed) from the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris. His new book "Dieu Nous Aime" has been delayed at the printers because of the shortage of workers, and he will send a copy as soon as possible.

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1917 Oct. 25
Vickrey, Charles V.: New York, (New York)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Vickrey appreciates Hudson's letter of Oct. 20 and is sending the list of clergy which Hudson sent along with Hudson's letter to their representatives in Constantinople, Bagdad and other centers. He encloses an advance copy of the President's appeal (no enclosure) and of two letters which they are sending to every Protestant pastor in the United States. They would be pleased to have a similar letter sent to the Catholic clergy by Hudson or Cardinal Gibbons. The funds from the Catholic sources could, of desired, be assembled separately, and would follow any expressed wishes that the Catholics may have with reference to distribution. (Also enclosed is a copy of the editorial on) the National Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief.

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1917 Oct. 25
V(ickrey), C(harles) V.: (New York, New York)
 to James Cardinal Gibbons: Baltimore, Maryland

Vickrey has had another letter from Hudson in which Hudson gave the names of Catholic clergy in Constantinople, Bagdad, Urumia, Beirut, Smyrna and Mardin, where their relief funds are being distributed in part. It may seem practicable to send to the Catholic clergy an appeal like the one Mr. Speer is addressing to the Protestant churches. They would be glad to meet all expense and do all the work of sending out such a letter.

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1917 Oct. 27
E(gan), M(aurice) F(rancis): Copenhagen, (Denmark)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Egan has been very near death. Father von der Quittenburg gave him the Sacraments before the operation. He trusts he may not lose his place in Father (John W.) Cavanaugh's heart because he has only one kidney! His bill comes to $3000 and he is bankrupt. If he can get a ship he will sail in November for a congé. The work has been hard here for the last three years. What he went through in buying the Virgin Islands! Denmark seemed solidly against it, but the women's vote(?) came just in time. The government gave him carte blanche. The Germans had already begun to build in St. Thomas. Gerald is a Captain and married to Louise Flower(?) (The envelope for this letter is attached. On it is a note to) Hudson: "Charming! J.C."

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