Monday, June 30, 2008

Edward Cardinal Mooney

This photo is fun. It just has everything: The Cardinal in cappa magna, the trusted sidekick-prelate (who I cant identify), the "tough as nails" 90 year old cleric in the back to the left and the happy train-bearer to the right.

Edward Cardinal Mooney was Archbishop of Cetroit from 1937 to 1958. He wad made a Cardinal in the first post-WWII consistory of February 18th 1946.

Friday, June 27, 2008

One of my favorites

I love this portrait of Francis Cardinal Bourne. It's a bit too dark, but the mood is just fantastic.

Francis Bourne was born in 1861 in Clapham/GB. He joined the Dominicans in 1877 but left the order three years later. After studies in Paris and Leuven he was ordained a priest in 1884. He was bishop of Southwark from 1897 to 1903 before he became archbishop of Westminster. He served as archbishop until his death in 1935. He was made a cardinal in the consistory of November 27th, 1911.

This photo shows Cardinal Bourne during the Eucharistic Congress in Malta, 1913.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Another great portrait...

... of James Cardinal Macintyre. You've already seen him in cappa magna. Now you can see his Eminence with mitre and crozier and pallium (yes, and man-lace of course).

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dennis Joseph Cardinal Dougherty

He was born in Pennsylvania as the fourth of ten children. He studied in Montreal, Pennsylvania and Rome, where he made his doctor. He was ordained a priest in 1890. He was bishop of Nueva Segovia, Philippines, from 1903 to 1908; bishop of Jaro, Philippines from 1908 to 1915; bishop of Buffalo from 1916 to 1918 and finally archbishop of Philadelphia from 1918 to 1951. Elevated to the cardinalate in the consistory of March 7th 1921. "The Great Builder", as he was called, died from a stroke shortly after celebrating a mass marking the sixty-first anniversary of his priestly ordination.

At Villanova University in procession...

... and with archbishop Spellman of New York. Both photos were taken in 1942 on the occasion of Villanova's centennial celebrations.

Somewhere in France. I love the French canon on the right.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Bad news and good news

Bad news: It's summer again so posting will become less frequent during the next three months. However, since I want "the far sight 2.0" to be as customer friendly as possible, I will really make an effort to post stuff as often as possible.

Good news: I might be able to visit a couple of diocesan archives during my summer-trips. This will of course result in an increase of my private photo collection. This again means that I will have lots of stuff to share with you in October.

I wish you all a great summer!

God bless,

Photos from Austria

Eberhard Count of Ortenburg-Tambach, prelate in Wiener Neustadt

This one is pretty cool. You can see a canon of the Cathedral of Salzburg on the right, wearing the cappa to which the chapter was entitled

Franz Xaver Horacek, academy chaplain. Love the coat, love the hat, love the glasses

Gustav Cardinal Piffl, archbishop of Vienna from 1913 to 1932. Man, we gotta get those hats back!

Giovanni Dellepiane, archbishop of Stauropolis, papal nuncio in Vienna from 1949 to 1961

Opilio Cardinal Rossi, papal nuncio in Vienna from 1961 to 1976

Theodor Cardinal Innitzer, archbishop of Vienna from 1932 to 1955

Eugene Cardinal Tisserant visiting Mariazell

Thursday, June 19, 2008

For Carolina

Co-catholic-blogger carolina cannonball confessed that her favorite kid on this photo from a previous post is the one on the left:

Boy, is she in for a ride. I have two other pics of this kid that I thought were just too much. But I bet Carolina is going to like them just as much as I do, so here we go:

I mean, just look at those postures. How can this guy NOT become a cardinal?

[swiped off this flickr-accont, which has lots of beautiful pictures showing traditions from Filipino catholicism]


John Cardinal Murphy Farley, archbishop of New York from 1902 to 1918 (center) with a prelate who looks like Diomede Falconio, Apostolic Delegate to the United States from 1902 to 1911 and another cleric.

Some prelates from Beligum

Charles Marie Himmer, bishop of Tournai from 1948 to 1977, on the day of his consecration

Leonce Albert Van Peteghem, bishop of Ghent from 1963 to 1991 with Patriarch Justianian of Romania and an illegal post-council ermine-cappa. Nasty!

Thomas Louis Heylen, bishop of Namur from 1899 to 1942. 43 Years!

Victor Auguste Isidor Cardinal Deschamps, archbishop of Malines from 1875 to 1883. The only violet-silk cappa I've seen in color so far.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Papal Swiss Guards Online

The website of the Papal Swiss Guards offers everything from organization, history and galleries to recruitment and merchandising. Of course I had to check the gallery for some "far sight"-material.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The 28th International Eucharistic Congress

It would be tempting to call what happened in Chicago between the 20th and the 24th of June in 1926 an "event", but I wont do it, because the term "event" is applied to pretty much anything nowadays.

The 28th International Eucharistic Congress was the largest religious meeting America ever witnessed. 13 cardinals, about 500 bishops, approximately 5000 priests from all corners of the world, 12.000 nuns and one million of Catholics turned Soldiers Field into the heart of the world. Here are some (rather small) images I found:

The Papal Legate, Giovanni Cardinal Bonzano:

The Cardinals:

The masses:

Apparently the faithful consumed ten tons of hot dogs during the congress. Trains started to bring the crowds to the ceremonies as early as 4 a.m., running at two-minute intervals. Photos from services held in near-by Mundelein (yes, as in "Cardinal") were published in newspapers already two hours after being taken because of airplane delivery and all kinds of people working like crazy. The choir that sung during opening Mass was made up of 60.000 parochial school children. Fox Films, which distributed a 96 minute movie on the congress, refused to accept any remuneration. Man, that sounds like a healthy Church in a healthy society.

Monday, June 16, 2008

The first Archbishop of Westminster

"Westminster" of course is very popular right now, what with Cardinal Hoyos' pontifical mass and the "Traditional Mass for all the parishes"-statement.

So I thought that maybe a little Westminster might be in order on "the far sight", too.

I went through my collection and found some nice pictures of the first Archbishop of Westminster and also the first Cardinal resident in England since the Reformation: Nicholas Cardinal Wiseman.