University of Notre Dame


1918 Mar. 20
Little, Edward C.: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Little received with Hudson's card a very handsome discussion of the speech Little delivered on the American question in the House recently. Hudson did not state the name of the journal in which he printed this.

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1918 Mar. 26
Henmann, Michel: Louisville, K(entuck)y
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Henmann has noticed that Hudson has no great love for the French Government, but his article in the Ave Maria of March 16th is especially bitter. Henmann was against the confiscation of Church property, but not against the service of priests in the regular army. It would be useless to go over the ground to consider the banishment of some religious orders. Had the Church people or leaders listened to Cardinal Lavigerie or to Leo XIII they had it in their power at the beginning of the Republic to have a Government of their own liking. If in a Catholic country like France the church members cannot muster votes enough to elect deputies who will protect their interest, then something must be radically wrong. As to Hudson's paragraph that Catholic orphans are denied religious instruction, this is either a mistake on Hudson's part or a downright lie from somebody. Henmann quotes Abbe Chaptal who is the Second Vice President of the "Oeuvre Francaise de Protection des Orphelins de la Guerre." The Ave Maria should not be used to sow hatred against any government.

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