By James Talmadge Moore
During those years the Texas church, just like the remainder of the kingdom, confronted a fast progress in inhabitants (partly from Mexicans fleeing the political and monetary turmoil of revolution) and the necessity for an more and more subtle organizational constitution. It additionally confronted common mess ups reminiscent of the 1900 Galveston typhoon, the bigotry of the Ku Klux Klan, and the arriving of 2 global wars.
In Acts of Faith, James Talmadge Moore has mined the studies 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 pictures of the most important figures, overviews of the real matters with which the church needed to grapple, and figuring out 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 provides 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 folk who learn Moore's previous quantity, this one takes the dramatic tale one other half-century in time. And for someone who wishes a fuller photograph of recent Texas background, the publication provides an immense chapter.
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Mary’s parish in and St. Joseph’s parish for Spanish-speaking Catholics in , both in Fort Worth. They also opened a school at St. Mary’s. 50 Bishop Dunne died on August , , while visiting in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In his sixteen-year administration, the number of churches in the diocese increased from thirty-four to ﬁfty-nine, and the number of priests from thirty to ninety-one. 52 Prior to leaving for Green Bay, Bishop Dunne had appointed as his vicar general Father Joseph Patrick Lynch, pastor of St.
For years, the sick poor in Brownsville had sought relief at St. Joseph’s Home for the Blind, founded by Miss Nora Kelly in . Called in later years simply the Charity Home, these facilities were severely strained by the inﬂux of refugees after . In , when forces of Francisco “Pancho” Villa attacked the Mexican city of Matamoros, about wounded men were evacuated to Brownsville for medical care, thus making even more obvious the need for new hospital facilities. Through the help of Miss Kelly and others, funds were raised for land and construction of a building, and on June , , the Sisters of Mercy opened the new hospital.
Although some of these missions intermittently had been used as churches, that Sunday was the ﬁrst time in many years that all four were simultaneously in use. ) Father José M. , superior general of the Josephites of Mexico and a refugee in San Antonio, aided in this eﬀort to bring renewal to the missions. On that particular Sunday at San José, he completed a retreat that he had conducted there the past week. Then, that evening, he began a week’s preaching mission in Spanish at San Francisco de la Espada and later in April led another at San Juan Capistrano.
Acts of Faith: The Catholic Church in Texas, 1900-1950 (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas a & M University) by James Talmadge Moore