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Archbishop Ireland remembered 100 years after his death

Archbishop Ireland remembered 100 years after his death

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

‘The Consecrated Blizzard of the Northwest’

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Newspaper served to unite Catholics

Newspaper served to unite Catholics

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Beloved brethren: In the early days of the new year, a new messenger of Cath­olic truth, a new advocate and defender of your holy faith, appeals to you for a cordial welcome to your homes, for an earnest and loyal support in the purposes it holds in view, in the work to which it consecrates itself. . . .”

With those words, St. Paul’s first archbishop, John Ireland, bestowed his blessing on The Catholic Bulletin, The Catholic Spirit’s predecessor, in its inaugural Jan. 7, 1911, edition.

So began a journalistic tradition that has endured a century.

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