Tag: Civil War

Our angels and demons

Our angels and demons

| Greg Erlandson | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Abraham Lincoln, in his first inaugural address after being elected president, saw the looming inevitability of civil war. In that first talk to the nation, he emotionally appealed to his divided countrymen to not become enemies nor “break our bonds of affection.”

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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

| John Mulderig | May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Newcomers to the Marvel Comics universe may find themselves bewildered by the turbulent adventure “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Catholic presence at Battle of Gettysburg still evident 150 years later

Catholic presence at Battle of Gettysburg still evident 150 years later

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

They were Poles, Austrians, Germans, Czechs, Italians, Irish — especially Irish — and they had one thing in common. They were Catholics, many of them new immigrants but loyal Americans.

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What are the origins of Memorial Day?

What are the origins of Memorial Day?

| Jerry Costello, For The Christophers | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you having a parade in your town this Memorial Day? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Most towns do.

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Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

A commemoration and rededication ceremony was held Sept. 22 at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul at the grave of Pvt. Edmund Sampare, a Catholic who was a member of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters and was killed Sept. 17, 1862, during the Civil War in the Battle of Antietam in Maryland.

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Civil War chaplaincy counted Father Ireland among its ranks

Civil War chaplaincy counted Father Ireland among its ranks

| Nikki Rajala for The Catholic Spirit | November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for priests to serve as Civil War hospital chaplains. Twenty-two answered, among them a young Minnesotan.

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‘Monumental’ Eagle Scout project honors Civil War vets

‘Monumental’ Eagle Scout project honors Civil War vets

| Kathryn Elliott | October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A month before his 18th birthday, Patrick Finnegan completed his Eagle Scout project: sprucing up 70 Civil War-era gravestones at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul.

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