University of Notre Dame


1928 Mar. 1
Spearman, Frank H(amilton): Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Spearman sent a short article to America making the Mexican horror a text for a Catholic daily press in America, but he fears it was too savage for Hudson. Spearman was invited to a luncheon by Father (Thomas L.) O'Neill, C.S.P. to meet Cardinal (Alessio) Lepicier, who is specially charged with the cause of the 252 English martyrs. Spearman told him of a series of articles concerning them in the Ave Maria by Countess de Courson. An English gentleman asked: "Will Sir Thomas More and Bishop (John) Fisher probably be canonised next year?" His Eminence answered that they probably would. Spearman's wife has not been well in Rome and they are cutting their stay short. On March 11, they sail from Naples to Los Angeles, by way of the Panama Canal, a six week trip.

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1928 Mar. 8
Spearman, Frank H(amilton): Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's enclosure of Dr. (Patrick F.) Scanlan's letter has come. Spearman encloses a copy of the letter he sent to Scanlan. The original went with a note with a copy of "The Beast in Mexico" article, and the clippings Hudson sent from the Ave Maria to an eminent Cardinal—one who confided to a friend of Spearman's that Rome had talked so much on the subject that it felt delicate in saying more. It was not Cardinal (Peter) Gasparri who is too much enmeshed in affairs of state to press this question. (P.S.) Yesterday, Spearman was received by the Pope. His wife was not equal to going. Spearman said his great prayer was for a daily Catholic press in America. The Pope was surprised, but he looked at Spearman not unkindly as he said "Yes?" questioningly.


1928 Mar. 8
(Spearman, Frank Hamilton): Rome, (Italy)
 to (Patrick F.) Scanlan: (New York, New York)

Father Hudson mailed Scanlan's letter of Feb. 14 to Spearman and it was a source of encouragement, because of Scanlan's endorsement of the need in (America) for a daily press under Catholic control. Rome has done so much in the way of suggesting to certain of the episcopate the need of a daily press that it has created almost a delicate situation for eminent personages there. The leadership must come from (American) Bishops. There is no indifference here, much less opposition. Occupying an eminent position in the Catholic Press and the Catholic Press Association, cannot Scanlan agitate this matter? Rome is ready and willing to approve.

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1928 Mar. 10
Hagerty, C.S.C., Father Cornelius: Austin, Texas
 to Father Daniel (E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Hagerty congratulates Hudson upon a note which appeared in the Ave Maria in which insensitive Catholics were scored for their silence in regard to the barbarous and inhuman treatment of Catholics in Mexico. If the resentment against German tyranny was sincere, it is incomprehensible that these same people should not now be stirred by the brutality of Calles. Democracy is unsafe in Mexico. Mexicans are aware that the United States is responsible by reason of its embargo on arms. Mexians are quite conscious that Wilson established the Communists in power. The Knights of Columbus and the Hierarchy made it clear that they did not expect the United States to interfere. Where are the Catholics—clerical and lay—who were so vociferous against German tyranny?

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1928 Mar. 10
Saingery, Sister: Kiukiang, (China)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister thanks Hudson for his check for $31. Their hospital is always full with soldiers and poor people and the costs are great. She asks to be put on the list of the most needed houses which receive his gift very often.

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1928 Mar. 15
(Holmes), Marjorie: Bentham, Yorks, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter of Jan. 5 was sent on to her in London where she had taken part of her novel to the publishers. She has finished the first proof of her novel at last. She is sending a little poem. Does Hudson still keep her little-girl photo? She will send another so he can see what a grown-up person she really is.

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1928 Mar. 18
Vincent, Louis: Peacehaven, Sussex, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Vincent submits a small article on Santiago. If Hudson has any preference, either as to subject or length, Vincent will try to meet the requirements.

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1928 Mar. 22
Kane, Hannah G.:
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

A check is enclosed for her subscription and for two extra copies of the Feb.11 "Ave Maria." She wants to give this number to friends so that they may have the poem "Spinning." She would also like to know something of the author. She does not remember reading anything so beautiful. She has read and loved the "Ave Maria" since she was a child, a long time ago.

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1928 Mar. 23
Marchal, Marie: Paris, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

France is in the midst of parliamentary elections. The Holy Father hopes his intervention will bring a success for religion, but the result will be the reverse. Freemasons enjoy the divisions among Catholics which ensures their triumph. The enclosed article (no enclosure) by her parish priest furnishes a clear picture of the doings of the sect. She had given up reading the "Action Francaise" but her confessor told her she need entertain no scruples on the matter. The "Action" does not promote hatred of their former enemies. Prudence advises necessary precautions against a renewal of German invasion. "The Truth upon an Interesting Subject" states admirably the drift of the Conferences of Malines. Abbe Portal, Lazarist friend of Lord Halifax, was very near leading Pope Leo XIII to believe England, in a body, was ready to submit to Rome.

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1928 Mar. 25
Handley, Marie Louise: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

When Hudson comes to Rome he must prepare to have his hand kissed to express her thanks for his long years of kindness. She had another glimpse of the Holy Father on Candlemas Day at the ceremony of the offering of the candles. She sent Hudson a little cross of Roman mosaic blessed by the Pope as an Easter present. Representatives of all the basilicas, seminaries and religious orders in Rome came up by turns. Each deputation of three brought a superb wax candle, some 5 or 6 feet high.

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1928 Mar. 28
Pirmann, Paul J.: Fulton, Missouri
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Pirmann has a story of a man at Balaton, Minnesota, a buttermaker, the only Catholic in a town of 700, who has been elected mayor ten times. The Protestant people won't let him quit. Pirmann thinks publication of the story would do a great deal of good.

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1928 Mar. 28
Kelty, Father W(illia)m C.: Crafton, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Will Hudson kindly forward enclosed letter to proper address? This book is advertised in "Ave Maria" but without address.

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1928 Mar. 29
Meier, J(oseph) H( ): Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Meier did not intend to give Hudson extra work but he thought the "Ave Maria" should have been nominated as one of the judges. The books are sent to Hudson for review, anyway; and what hurt was that the "Ave Maria" was left off the list and a rather insignificant publication placed thereon. The selection of judges was left to President Baldus. Would it be possible to secure Notre Dame as a life member for the Catholic Press Association. Among the institutions which have thus far taken life memberships to aid the Literary Awards Foundation are Georgetown, Fordham, Holy Cross College, Canisius College, Marygrove College, St. Mary's College and Academy, Salvatorian College, St. Benedict's High School and College, Nazareth Junior College and quite a number of academies and high schools. At present the awards are small but when the fund of $50,000 is raised, the prizes will really mean something.

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