Acts of Faith: The Catholic Church in Texas, 1900-1950 by James Talmadge Moore

By James Talmadge Moore

The tale of the Catholic church in Texas parallels the tale of Europeans within the nation. yet to many folks, the early background of the Texas Catholic church is best identified than its fresh list. Acts of Faith deals a full-bodied account of the Catholic church in Texas through the years from 1900 to 1950. It seems to be at either the improvement of the establishment and the methods the church handled the social problems with the day.

During those years the Texas church, just like the remainder of the kingdom, confronted a quick development in inhabitants (partly from Mexicans fleeing the political and financial turmoil of revolution) and the necessity for an more and more subtle organizational constitution. It additionally confronted usual failures equivalent to the 1900 Galveston storm, the bigotry of the Ku Klux Klan, and the arrival of 2 international wars.

In Acts of Faith, James Talmadge Moore has mined the reviews of the mostly untapped Southern Messenger, the state's significant Catholic newspaper, for the narrative line. The bills he unearths there shape the foundation for biographical images of the key figures, overviews of the $64000 matters with which the church needed to grapple, and knowing of social forces that formed this significant institution's development.

A sequel to Moore's Through fireplace and Flood, this can be sound institutional history—a examine the establishment as establishment and a desirable chronology of church event. It offers the Catholic church's activities, social stances, and positions on present occasions. Orphanages, faculties, and liturgical practices fill the pages, in addition to the occasions of the bigger society. For the folks who learn Moore's previous quantity, this one takes the dramatic tale one other half-century in time. And for a person who desires a fuller photograph of recent Texas background, the ebook provides a big chapter.

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Agnes Academy was dedicated in February by Bishop Gallagher. Father Kirwin delivered the dedicatory address in which he stated that the building was dedicated to St. 24 In the year the nation entered the first world war, the Dominican Sisters began a new type of college work at the University of Texas. While the American hierarchy was fostering Catholic education at all levels and the number of Catholic colleges and universities was increasing around the country, there was nonetheless the growing realization that many Catholics would always be in attendance at public institutions of higher education.

Many years later, Monsignor J. B. Gleissner, then the pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Bryan, recalled his experiences during the hurricane while he was a recuperating patient at the infirmary. By early afternoon, he recalled, the water was already at the gate of the hospital. One sister remarked that in all the thirty years she had been in Galveston, the water had never done that. Soon, people from nearby houses sought refuge in the sturdier hospital buildings. The evening meal for the orphans at St.

54 Rome first appointed Jesuit Father John J. Brown as bishop of El Paso, but he resigned because of ill health before being consecrated a bishop. Therefore, in June, , Rome announced that Father Anthony J. 55 Father Schuler was born in Pennsylvania in , and at the age of seven he went with his parents to the mining town of Georgetown, Colorado. His father was killed in a mining accident, and while yet a child Schuler went to work in the mines. At seventeen, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in Florissant, Missouri.

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