University of Notre Dame


1918 May 2
Tiernan, F(rances) C(hristine Fisher): (Salisbury, North Carolina)
 to Father (Daniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Tiernan thanks Hudson for the kind words about her story. She feared he didn't like it. This praise has heartened her.

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1918 May 6
(Osterrieder), O.S.B., Father Theodosius: Ripley, Ohio
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Osterrieder writes to express his appreciation of the sensible and instructive manner of the "Notes and Remarks" section of the Ave Maria. It is difficult to find men with a sane and calm approach to the war and other problems. He encloses $1.25 for Fr. A. O'Neill's book, "Sacerdotal Safeguards".

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1918 May 7

Revell, Fleming, H. Company New York, (New York)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

They have (Ellery) Sedgwick's note enclosing proof of an editorial in the Ave Maria regarding the article "The Cross at Neuve Chapelle" by Reverend Thomas Tiplady. This article was a chapter from the new volume entitled "The Soul of a Soldier" which they are about to issue. A copy of this volume is being sent by this post. Although the author is a Protestant minister, they feel assured that Hudson will appreciate his service and the attitudes in his review of the book. The author has another book, "The Kitten in the Crater" which they issued under the name "The Cross at the Front."

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1918 May 10
Hurth, C.S.C., Bishop P(eter) J(oseph): Vigan, (Philippine Islands)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana

Hurth thanks Hudson for the offerings which will go to start a new foundation where two Protestant and one Aglipayan chapel have arisen. The way things look he thinks that at the end of twelve months the Aglipayan and the Campbellite chapels will be closed while the Methodists will hold out longer. The recent visitation tour brought him another young struggling "parish". The Protestant preacher was presented to him as the teacher of the Catholic school. What a sad figure Vaughan must make. Is there no superior to shut his vile mouth? The excessive patriotism of the French clergy should already feel itself whipped. Hurth had a considerable deposit in two banks in Germany. If Wilson had allowed American citizens to correspond with parties in Germany and Austria, through the Red Cross all would have been all right. So Brother Neil means to go at last.

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(19)18 May 11
Barrett, O.S.B., Father Michael: Buckie, Scotland
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Barrett wrote to Hudson on March 13 offering a serial story but has received no answer. The story treats of the post-Reformation troubles of Catholics in Scotland in the early 17th century. He intended the story to appear in book form, but the war has led to printing difficulties.

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1918 May 22
Freri, Father Joseph: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Freri thanks Hudson for the timely article in the number 18 issue. He regrets with Hudson that certain writers by publishing absurd statements in regard to German atrocities are doing more harm than good. He sends a copy of a letter of the Bishop of Tournay relating to the Holy Father those that took place in his diocese about six months ago. The letter is absolutely authentic; he copied it from Les Nouvelles Religieuses.


1918(!) Nov. 24
Crooy, Bishop A(medee): Tournai, (France)
 to Pope Benedict XV: (Rome, Italy)

Crooy informs His Holiness of the desecrations committed by the Bavarian army in their churches November 14. The soldiers came at 8 in the morning, emptying them and sometimes interrupting Mass. In a number of churches they forced the priest to open the tabernacle and show them the contents of the Ciborium. Money and valuables were removed from many convents and rectories. They invaded convents, even cloistered ones. Crooy has already addressed a protest to the military authorities.

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