University of Notre Dame


1927 Apr. 3
Walker, Ethel M.: (London, England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Walker hopes Hudson is stronger. The publishers, Burns, Oates, and Washbourne were pleased about Hudson's letter about "Hello." They do not push this book as much as they might. Does Hudson have any objection to their quoting some of his remarks for their advertisements? Her mother has been laid up for three months following influenza, and heavy bookkeeping work for her two doctor employers leaves Walker no time to translate Nesmy's story.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1927 Apr. 5
Cadman, Reverend S. Parkes: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Cadman thanks Hudson for the extracts and the beautiful prayer and sends Easter greetings.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}

1927 Apr. 6
Atteridge, Helen: Isleworth, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Atteridge is sending an Irish story — "First Prize—A Gold Watch." She put it into the language of the housekeeper, giving simply Irish diction and idiom. She is sending another paper by next mail, but of a different sort.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1927 Apr. 8
Marchal, Marie: Paris, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Many Catholics of France will miss their Easter duty, rather than relinquish what they consider patriotic duty. The one newspaper condemned, "L'Action Francaise," has never contradicted the dogmas or morals of the Church. ( ) Maurras admits some fo his books published 30 years ago, may be faulty in Catholic point of view. One does not write at 25 as at 53. Many ecclesiastical dignitaries have praised his defence of the Church. the 250,000 readers of the "Action Francaise" comprised the most fervent Catholics of the land. Cardinal Andrieux, Archbishop of Bordeaux, consented to open hostilities by the famous letter dated Aug. 25, 1926. The accusations set forth were strangely untrue. Numbers of readers have protested that they were brought back to the practice of the Faith by the arguments of Maurras. Neither ( ) Daudet not Maurras were called to Rome. They deputed Roger Lambelin, town counsellor of Paris, and Catholic of standing; he was not permitted to see the Pope. Among members of the Committees of "Action Francaise," all practical Catholics except three, Maurras, Bainville and another, are Colonel de Vesins and Mr. de Boisfleury. Cardinal Lucon was commissioned to communicate the text of the Declaration to all the hierarchy. All complied save Bishop Finon. A few weeks ago, Cardinal (Lucovico) Dubois and General ( ) de Castelnau urged the Pope not to relent; they gained nothing. Cardinal Gasparri appears very firm in all his plans. For all this deplorable business, they may thank Marc Langnier. When his unsafe doctrines were condemned by Pius X, he suppressed his "Sillon" and inaugurated "La Jeune Republique" wherein he promotes the same opinions. His animosity to the "Action Francaise" is no secret. Georges Goyau, also, with some other liberal Catholics tried to ruin the "Action Francaise" in the eyes of Pius XI. The Pope said that monarchy was impossible in France and that he wished to annihilate the royalist movement. Judson may remember how the Knights of Labor were condemned by Rome but Cardinal Gibbons defended them and the excommunication was annulled. May they be favored by a justification sorely needed for the good of souls! (P.S.) She sent three copies of the "Action Francaise."

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1927 Apr. 8
Spearman, Frank Hamilton: Hollywood, California
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Spearman is sending a copy of the new popular edition of "The Marriage Verdict." He has just finished a new novel, "Flambeau Jim," to run serially this summer and be released for book publication in October. Since he is free for a time, he and his wife are leaving for Itlay on April 26, and propose to spend the summer in the Italian lake country and the winter in Rome. Arthur (Spearman) finishes his philosophy course this summer, but does not expect to be sent to Europe for Theology owing to his delicate health. The houses over there are so cold and the food so unsuited to American scholars. (P.S.) He asks to be remembered to Father John Cavanagh and to his other friends at Notre Dame.

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1927 Apr. 8
Turner, Thomas W.: Hampton, Virginia
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Turner is grateful for the notice Hudson is taking of Turner's work. It is encouraging to have authorities of the Church show concern for the accomplishments made, though sometimes over great difficulties. He hopes that Hudson will also lend encouragement and aid in furthering the work of the Federated Colored Catholics. They hope the organization will become a worthy child of the Church.

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(1927) Apr. 10
Sherwood, Grace H.: Catonsville, M(arylan)d
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): South Bend, Ind(iana)

May Sherwood have a copy of the Ave Maria containing extracts from her article in the March Scribner, "The Catholic Laywoman's Viewpoint." She is going to publish it shortly in pamphlet form and such notices as Hudson gave are of extreme help. She has a story of the Blessed Virgin which she would be glad to send.

X-4-j - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 32mo. - {1}

1927 Apr. 14
Courson, Countess Barbara de: (Paris, France)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Courson was disappointed about her paper on Russia, but hearing from Hudson helped her to bear it. Hudson's friendship and constant kindness is a help, especially now that age is making itself felt. She wants to send a sketch of Mary Ward, whose cause has been introduced, and whose nuns will give Courson any needed information. She will send the paper in a month. Prayer brings her strength as life brings her sorrow and more isolation. She will send one picture to her niece who is very ill and confined to one room.

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1927 Apr. 19
Daly, S.J., Father James J.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Daly revelled in Hudson's letter. If the skinny people unionized Daly would like to be walking delegate. When giving a retreat and he is asked what he like, his mind becomes a blank. They will never be able to induce nuns to join their union. The skinnier they are the harder they work. If Daly followed their pace for a week, he wouldn't be able to look demure for the rest of his life. He advises Hudson to fling off dull care and sniff the lilac blooms and the other fragrances of spring at Notre Dame. Daly has read the Smith literature, at Hudson's suggestion, together with Hudson's comments in the "Ave Maria." The wonderful Al(fred E.) Smith made the most of his opportunity. He is a valiant knight against the innumerable hosts of Protestant Mr. Babbitts. They never know when they are licked and keep on coming like army-worms. Mr. Smith can dig bigger pits for them than Belloc or Chesterton. Has Hudson ever thought out what Smith possesses and ex-mayor (William) Dever lacks. High political ethics made Smith and unmade Dever. Smith has something in common with Bill Thompson and it is so desirable a quality the mob is ready to choose it even if high ethical standards have to be swallowed with it.

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1927 Apr. 28
Magdalen Aimee, S.M.G., Mother: Londson, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Mother Magdalen thinks Hudson would like to receive "The Life" of an old friend of the Ave Maria's and his. On page 323 he will see an allusion to the Ave. They would appreciate a review of Mother Magdalen (Taylor?)'s Life in the Ave Maria.

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