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CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY
presents

APOSTOLIC DELEGATION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Washington, D.C.,

Reverend and Dear Sir:

I have received "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" of which you were the compiler and editor, and I beg to tender to you my best thanks and sincerest congratulations. I trust that the object you had in view of the publication of this work will be fully realized, and that your labors will be crowned with success.

With sentiments of the highest esteem, I remain

Most faithfully yours in Xto,

The Reverend James McGovern, D.D.

+D. Falconeo
Apostolic Delegate.

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NOTE - The personal interest and co-operation of his Eminence the Cardinal is shown by the following letter, furnishing his article on Marriage and Divorce for "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church."

Cardinal's Residence
408 N. CHARLES St.
BALTIMORE

Dear Dr. McGovern:

In answer to your favor of the 14th inst., the Cardinal is pleased to give you permission to use "The Catholic Church and the Marriage Tie."

Wishing you all success, I am,

Yours very truly,
WM. T. RUSSELL, Sec'y.

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SECRETARY'S OFFICE,
CARDINAL'S RESIDENCE,
408 N. CHARLES STREET,
BALTIMORE, Mn.

Baltimore, Md.,

Dear Dr. McGovern:

His Eminence begs to thank you for the copies of your book "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church." He hopes before long to have leisure to read them.

Yours truly,

Wm. F. Russell,
Secty


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STRONG ENDORSEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP FARLEY


Archbishop's House
452 MADISON AVENUE

My dear Dr. McGovern:

I beg to acknowledge with many thanks your kind favor and the courtesy of "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" which you were so kind as to send me.

One sentence from the preface tells me the main scope of the work and which is much to be commended - "that the reader may be furnished with such a defense of his faith that he may indeed become a true exponent of Catholic Doctrine." This is what is most needed in our day and generation. Let every Catholic learn to render a reason for the faith that is in him, and the cause of Christ must triumph.

May God bless with much fruit your great industry and seal in editing this work.

Very faithfully yours in Christ,
Archbishop Farley

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TESTIMONIAL FROM ARCHBISHOP IRELAND

ST. PAUL

Rev James J. McGovern:
Rev. and Dear Doctor:

I have delayed rather long in giving answer to your kind letter and in acknowledging the receipt of "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" which you were so kind as to send to me.

"The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" is a most useful and instructive book and should have a place in every Catholic family in America.

It is delightful to see that you are still doing great and good work for holy religion.

Very Sincerely,

John Ireland

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Archbishop's Residence
636 West Eight Street,
Cincinnati.

Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.

Rev. Dear Doctor:

I received the copy of "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church," which you so kindly sent me. I am satisfied that it will do a great deal of good. It is well prepared and I sincerely trust that it will be found in every Catholic home. I sincerely trust it will meet with the reception it deserves for a careful perusal of its pages will be beneficial to all. May God bless you.

Sincerely yours in Xto,

Henry Moellen
Archbishop of Cincinnati.

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Archbishop's Residence
2224 Chestnut Street,

Milwaukee, Wis.,

Dear Dr. McGovern:

Kindly pardon this delay in thanking you for the sumptuously bound volume of your "Manual of Holy Church." It was very kind of you to remember me and I thank you sincerely for your kind sentiments.

Yours sincerely,

Archbishop of Milwaukee

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St. Mary's Cathedral
1100 FRANKLIN STREET
San Francisco, California

Rev. Jas. McGovern, D.D.

St. Dennis Church, Lockport, Ill.

Very Dear Friend:

I have just received a set of the "Manual of the Holy Catholic Church", and I beg you to accept my thanks for the same. I am convinced the book will do great good.

Thanking you again for the same, I remain,

Yours truly,

Archbishop of San Francisco

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Archbishops House, Logan Square, Philadelphia.

Dear Dr. McGovern:

I beg to thank you for the copy of your work "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" which you have been kind enough to send to me. I am convinced it is quite worthy of its author and subject.

Wishing you many happy years, I am dear Doctor,

Yours faithfully in Xto,

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BOSTON,

Rev. Jas. J. McGovern, D.D.
Rev. Dear Sir:

Please accept my thanks for the handsome volumes you have sent me. They arrived in good condition.

Yours very truly,

+ M. Williams
ArchBp.

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Dubuque,

Dear Dr. McGovern:

Accept my thanks for the fine volumes you have sent me, and my cordial wish that they may do in the homes of our faithful people, the work of enlightenment and edification, which you had in view in compiling them. Yours in Xto,

John J. Keane,
Abp. of Dubuque.

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Archbishop's House
4205 Esplanade Ave.

New Orleans, La.,

The "Manual of the Holy Catholic Church," by the Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D., is recognized and highly recommended as a book of most interesting and valuable information on Catholic doctrine and practices, and I take pleasure in wishing you success in its wide circulation among my people.

Very respectfully yours,

+ James H Blenk,
Archbishop of New Orleans.

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EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE,

DETROIT, MICH.,
31 and 33 Washington Ave.

Rev. James J. McGovern,
Rev. and Dear Father: -

In the absence of the Rt. Rev. Bishop it affords me pleasure to acknowledge your valuable work "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church." Am sure it will be an acquisition in every household.

Very respectfully,

A. J. Baumgastner
Chancellor.

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Albany, N.Y.,

Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.
My Dear Father McGovern:

I owe you a very special apology for not having thanked you ere this for the two volumes of "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church," which you so kindly sent me. The first volume is replete with the sound doctrine and the teaching of the Church and the second volume certainly contains a most instructive and interesting description of the beautiful ceremonies and edifying practices in use among Catholics in the divine worship. The illustrations found in both volumes are calculated to incite a spirit of piety in the minds of the readers. The Work cannot fail to instruct, please and edify those who may have the good fortune to possess it.

Congratulating you very sincerely upon the result of your labors in publishing "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church," and wishing you all the blessings of the approaching holy season, I remain my Dear Father McGovern,

Yours very sincerely,

+ Thomas Burke
Bp Alb.

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FROM BISHOP CHATARD

Indianapolis, Ind.,

Many thanks for the gift of "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church," which from the reputation of the Compiler, I have no doubt is full of beautiful and instructive things. May God reward you for your zealous works.

Yours thankfully and truly in Xto,

+ F. A. Bp. Indpls.
Bishop of Indianapolis.

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Kansas City,

Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.,
Rev. Dear Sir:

The Manual of the Catholic Church which you have published is an instructive and fascinating religious work. It should have a conspicuous place in public and family libraries and in every Catholic Home. To those not yet in the Catholic Church it gives full and satisfactory information.

Very sincerely yours,

+ John J. Hogan
Bp of Kansas City

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FROM BISHOP BYRNES

Bishop's House,
607 Capitol Square,
Nashville, Tess.


Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.
Rev. Dear Doctor:

I found your "Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" when I got home Saturday last. There is, as you say, always room for a new book on the Church, the subject being inexhaustible and of infinite variety. It contains much information instructive and valuable to the ordinary reader. I wish it a large circulation.

Very faithfully,

+ Thomas Sebastian Byrnes
Bishop of Nashville

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Bishop's House
1025 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, N.Y.

Dear Doctor McGovern:

I am much pleased with your "Manual of the Catholic Church." It is a valuable addition to our Catholic Literature, containing as it does valuable information on so many subjects of interest. I wish the work a vast circulation.

Very sincerely yours,

Charles H. Colton,
Bishop of Buffalo.

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FROM BISHOP McCLOSKEY

Louisville, Ky.,

Many, many thanks my dear Doctor McGovern for the beautiful "Manual of the Holy Catholic Church," received today. You have always been so very kind to me that your name brings back pleasant memories from the days of old when we both rejoiced in visiting the beautiful and holy places in the Eternal City. Let us so stretch out to the things that are before that we may one day meet in the true Eternal City, our Eternal Home.

Ever yours and affectionately,

Bishop of Louisville

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Diocese of Trenton
Chancellor's Office
153 North Warren Street

Trenton, N.J.

Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.
Rev. and Dear Father:

I have looked over "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church", I find it filled with a great deal of information useful not only to Catholics, but to any one desiring to know the doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church.

Very sincerely yours in Xto,

James A. M. Faul
Bishop of Trenton.

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Bishop's House,
552 South Orange Ave.,
South Orange, N.J.


Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.
Rev. Dear Sir:

Permit me to thank you for the copy of your work "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church", which you sent me and which I received yesterday. Wishing you every blessing in the good work you are doing, I remain.

Yours in Xto,

+ J. J. O'Connors
Bishop of Newark.

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ST. CHARLES' RECTORY
953 W. 12 TH ST. BOUL.
CHICAGO.

My dear Dr. McGovern:

I am much obliged for your kindness in remembering me with your new work "The Manual." I am sure I will enjoy the same and I wish you success.

Yours sincerely,

P. J. Weldoon
Dec. 4 - 1906.

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FROM BISHOP KENNY
St. Augustine, Fla.

Reverend and Dear Doctor:

Yours of the 13th at hand, and glad to hear from you. May you enjoy good health for many years. I will read the Manual with interest, for being from your pen. It will undoubtedly be of interest and prove useful. Many thanks for your kind interest and remembrance.

Yours cordially, Xto,

+ Wm J. Kenny
Bhp of St. Aug.

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Chancellor's Office

315 WYOMING AVENUE.
SCRANTON, PA.

Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.

The Right Reverend Bishop thanks you cordially for the complimentary copy of your work "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church". He hopes that success will crown your zealous efforts for the diffusion of light by popularizing Christian Doctrine.

Respectfully yours,

J.J. Soughrau
Sec.

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Chancery Office
140 FARMINGTON AVENUE
Hartford, Connecticut


Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.,
Lockport, Ill.

Reverend and Dear Sir:

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your "Manual" addressed to the Right Reverend Bishop. I shall hand them to him upon his return.

Yours sincerely,

J. G. Murray
Chanc

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APOSTOLIC DELEGATION
Ottawa, Canada

Rev. James J. McGovern:
Rev. and Dear Father:

In the absence of His Excellency, Mgr. Sparretti, who is in Italy at the present moment, I received your letter. The books which it announced came to hand today and as soon as His Excellency returns I shall have much pleasure in placing them in his hands. In the meantime I am sure I voice his sentiments in offering you his thanks.

I am, Revd, Dear Father,
Yours very sincerely in Xto,

Alfred A. Siwcott
Sec'y

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THE ARCHBISHOP OF TORONTO PLEASED WITH THE BOOK

TORONTO,

Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.,

Rev. and Dear Sir:

I received "The Manual of the Catholic Church" that your courteously sent to my address. I am pleased with it. It is novel in design and embraces many things useful and practical to be found nowhere else to my knowledge. I believe the work will do good and I wish it a large circulation.

I remain, Rev. and Dear Sir,

Yours very sincerely,

+ Denis O'Connors
Abp. of Toronto

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ARCHBISHOP OF MONTREAL

ARCHEVECHÉ
DE MONTRÉAL

Montreal,

Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.,

Rev. and Dear Father,

I appreciate very much the kindness you have had to send me your "Manual of the Holy Catholic Church," the usefulness of which is unquestionable, a clear and inexhaustible spring out of which may drink both flock and pastor.

The amount of good which your work is apt to produce is immense. Every Catholic family should have a copy of your Manual, and every father and mother ought to read your chapter XVI on "Christian education in the Catholic Home."

I remain, Rev. and Dear Father,
Yours devotedly in Christ,

+ Paul. arch. of Montreal.

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FROM ARCHBISHOP BEGIN OF QUEBEC
Archevêché de Québec


Rev. James McGovern, D.D.
Chicago.

Reverend and Dear Sir:

Your unexpected but very welcome copy of "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" reached me last Saturday.

Allow me to thank you for your kindness which I duly appreciate. I also willingly endorse the approbation of your Most Reverend Archbishop, and I wish you success in the dissemination of your work, as a reference book for the family in matters pertaining to Catholic Doctrine and liturgy and as a reminder of the instructions received to the Church and at school, it will prove highly serviceable and efficient.

I remain My dear Rev. Father,

Yours truly in Xto
+ L. N. Arch. of Quebec

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St. MARY'S CATHEDRAL


Hamilton, Ont.,

Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.,

Dear Rev. Sir:

His Lordship Bishop Dowling has asked me to write in his name and thank you very sincerely for your recent Work which he has just received. Your industry and literary ability are doing much for the cause of religion, and the Bishop would like to give his unqualified recommendations to your latest work, and say that he would like to see it in every Catholic home.

Yours very truly,

J. M. Mahoney
Rector of the Cathedral.

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Bishop's House
2345 Collingwood Avenue
Toledo, Ohio

Rev. J. J. McGovern, D. D
Lockport, Ill.

My dear Dr. McGovern

The "Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" is just what the name indicates; a real hand book of spiritual information about everything that teaches the Church. It's well calculated to make our Holy Faith known and loved. With all my heart I bisprak for it modest circulation. Accept my sincere thanks for the beautiful copy you sent me.

With kindest wishes,

I remain,

Very Faithfully Yours in Kto,
+ Joseph Schmuck,
Bishop of Toledo.

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DIOCESE OF FORT WAYNE
BISHOP'S HOUSE

FORT WAYNE, IND.

The Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.
Lockport, Illinois.

Dear Rev. Father:

"The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" in two volumes was received by me. The work published with the Imprimatur of Archbishop Quigley and recommended by Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests and the Press generally, is presented in consequences under auspices that cannot be ignored. Catholic readers will certainly take up this work and profit by its erudition and instruction.

Wishing you every success and blessing, I am

Devotedly in Domino,

+ H. J. Alvding
Bishop of Fort Wayne.

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FROM THE BISHOP OF WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA


CHANCELLORS OFFICE
Bishop's Residence
WHEELING. W. V.


Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.
St. Denis Church
Lockport, Ill.

Rev. Dear Father:

Bishop Donahue directs me to congratulate you upon your enterprise in publishing "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church" and to wish you a large patronage. The Bishop is pleased to note that your work has received the endorsement of so many prelates and trusts that it will accomplish the good purpose you have in view.

Yours faithfully,

Edw. E. Weber, +
Chancellor

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FROM THE DIOCESE OF MONTERY AND LOS ANGELES


CHANCERY OFFICE
114 EAST SECOND STREET
LOS ANGELES, CAL.


Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D.
St. Denis Church
1214 Hamilton St., Lockport, Ill.

Rev. Dear Sir:

I wish to thank you for the complimentary copy of your Manual. I am sure it will be very useful, and contribute much to a better understanding of Christian doctrine among the people. I wish you every success.

Yours very sincerely,

+ Thomas J Consty.

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FROM THE DIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO


Rev. Jas. McGovern, D.D.
Lockport, Ill.

Reverend Dear Dr.:

I have through your courtesy received recently, your work "The Manual of the Holy Catholic Church." Although I have not been able to the present to examine your work fully, yet I feel that is calculated to do much good. I expect myself to make practical use of it and to encourage its diffusion among our Clergy.

I am, with kindest regard, etc.

+ J. W. Shaw,
Coadj. Admr.
San Antonia.

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FROM THE DIOCESE OF DALLAS, TEXAS


I approve this work + trust it will find the proper welcome of the Catholic homes.

+ Jos. P. Lynch
Bp. of Dallas.




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