University of Notre Dame


1926 Mar. 8
Cassidy, Father James E.: Fall River, Massachusetts
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Cassidy sees with great regret signs of a tendency in the Ave Maria to follow the lead of some other Catholic publications which fail to give fair hearing to both sides of a controversy. In the issue of Feb. 20, Bishop (Charles) Fiske, of the Protestant Episcopal Church, stated that we were losing ground after having made wonderful progress toward temperance. The Ave then says that nobody can deny these statements. Cassidy asks to be allowed to speak in the Ave as an individual citizen. He has been a parish priest nearly thirty years, largely spent in a poor cotton-manufacturing city of Fall River. On behalf of his people, Cassidy differs when the Ave Maria says that "Prohibition is a travesty of reform." For his people Prohibition has been a great blessing and benediction. What would the Ave Maria give in its place? Cassidy trusts the Ave will be fair enough to allow both sides to express their views.

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1926 Mar. 16
Waggaman, Mary T.: (Washington, District of Columbia)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Waggaman's family has never had so beautiful a book before though their library has been growing for fifty years. She is glad Hudson likes "Carmelita". Waggaman has four great-grandchildren and will be 80 years next September.

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