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Comfort the shipwrecked: Titanic priest a model of mercy

Comfort the shipwrecked: Titanic priest a model of mercy

| Christina Capecchi | April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Thomas Byles was 42 when he boarded the Titanic with his second-class ticket and portable altar stone. He had made arrangements with Captain Edward Smith to secure space on the ocean liner to celebrate Mass. Even on vacation a priest is never off duty, he knew, but the Catholic convert would have it no other way.

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Catholics missing from Italian shipwreck still inspire

Catholics missing from Italian shipwreck still inspire

| Christina Capecchi | March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

This month we mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and the luxury liner buried two and a half miles below the Atlantic bobs to the surface once again.

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