Friday, October 24, 2008

Newspaper: Brooklyn Catholic

I chose the name "Brooklyn Catholic" for this blog for directness and clarity. Now I have learned that a four-page weekly newspaper, the Brooklyn Catholic, was published from February 20, 1869, until the death of an editor in 1871. Source: John K. Sharp, "History of the Diocese of Brooklyn, 1853-1953," 2 vols., Fordham University Press, 1954. On page 240 of Vol. 1, Mr. Sharp says it was Brooklyn's first Catholic paper. Other Manhattan-based papers preceded it.
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1 comment:

  1. It is my understanding that the Brooklyn Catholic newspaper was started in 1869 by the Rev. E.A. Fitzpatrick and my great uncle, the
    Rev. Thomas J. Gardner, D.D. Father Gardner died December 12, 1871 which coincides with the demise of the Brooklyn Catholic in 1871.