University of Notre Dame


1918 Apr. 15
Hayes, Bishop Patrick Joseph:
Military Ordinariate New York, (New York)

Directive concerning Catholic chaplains in the Army and Navy (of the United States).

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1918 Apr. 15
Hayes, Bishop Patrick J(oseph):
Military Ordinariate New York, (New York)

Hayes writes to the Catholic chaplains of the (United States) Army and Navy. He expresses the wish that he might be able to speak with each chaplain personally, and stresses the need to have men of the highest sanctity and courage in such service.

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1918 Apr. 15
Lamont, Margaret: Shanghai, (China)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

As Hudson has published two of her Medical Mission articles will he favor with a kind notice the accompanying little book. Father Andrew McArdle of Huchow said her book should do a great deal towards making the need of medical missions known. She sent several to Father Walsh of Maryknoll. Walsh may commission her to get another hundred printed. She has made her criticisms as kind as possible. If her book sells at a profit she wants very much to start a fund for catechists for Father Morel of Wei-pu. She asks prayers for her husband who is at war.

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1918 Apr. 16
(Stone), C.P., Father Fidelis: Corpus Christi, (Texas)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson told him beautiful things about Sister Rita. Hudson knew her better than anyone else. Hudson's account of the last anointing of Sister Teresina made a tragic impression upon him. Stone is jogging along in a quiet way, helping Father Mark (Moslein, C.P.) to the best of his ability. They have made a half-dozen converts but there are quite a number under instruction. The past winter was a terrible one and it nearly did him in.

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1918 Apr. 20
O'Donnell, C.S.C., Father Charles L.:
American E(xpeditionary) F(orces), France
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

O'Donnell has just celebrated Washington's Birthday with the arrival of the February 23 "Scholastic". Why all the philosophy? He is so close to Germany that philosophy is in the air. He says Mass every morning in a Church which is still in one piece except for the bells. The town is filled with American officers, and they are waiting for their chance to fight. April 22: He heard confessions on Saturday for three or four hours out in the barracks yard. It was as public as the street corner but Father (Francis P.) Duffy has them trained to such an arrangement. These men are the stuff out of which great soldiers are made. Joyce Kilmer is about a mile from him. He is Sergeant Kilmer now. He is the same quiet, serene personality they knew at home. O'Donnell's regiment, the 117th Engineers, is almost wholly non-Catholic. He does the best he can and helps Father Duffy with his three thousand Catholics. He will go up to the trenches in a few days.

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1918 Apr. 22
Vickrey, C(harles) V.: New Yrok, (New York)
 to Father Daniel (E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Dr. E.E. Lavy, their representative in Baghdad, on January 23 acknowledged Vickrey's letter of October 25. He is going to get in touch with the Catholic representatives whom Hudson mentioned, but he says the first name Hudson mentioned is far from Baghdad, somewhere in Southwest Arabia, and Mgr. John Dunn V.C.D., head of the Latins in Arabia, died in Paris and no one has come to take his place.

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1918 Apr. 26
Sedgwick, Ellery: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Sedgwick thanks Hudson for his appreciative editorial. It is a great satisfaction to feel that at this time the gulf between differing communions of Christ grows narrower. A letter from another friend refers to a paper in the same Atlantic Monthly by Edwin Abbey, an Anglican, as the work of a Roman Catholic.

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