University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 415                            XX.  Twentieth Year  1861

                  In ending the Chronicles of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 
             Chicago towards the last part of 1859, F. Sorin, was far from 
             expecting to find it so soon in the like difficulties, made 
             emphatically painful by a series of acts which proved to evidence 
             that "a gross injustice" had been committed, as will be presently 
             seen.  The author of these pages only repeats here the expression 
             of the Bishop of Chicago:  the impartial judge can easily determine
             on which side is the injustice.
                  But before beginning, he wishes to remind the reader not to 
             lose sight of the fact that it is with a Bishop the Congregation 
             is in dispute, and that any justification of the Congregation 
             implies a grievance or perhaps a reproach to His Lordship on his 
             councillors.  He would also remark that all the proceedings of the 
             Bishop for the last two years are such as to leave no doubt in 

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›