Catholicism in the Confederacy.
--A letter in the New York Metropolitan
Record gives the following about the feeling towards the Catholic Church in the Confederate States
In the cities of Mobile
and New Orleans, C S A, the city hospitals are in charge of the Sisters
To the Sisters
the city authorities entrusted the funds necessary for the support of these institutions; and so well contented are the citizens with the management of the religion that, could these communities meet the demand on their services, they would be welcome to assume charge of the public charities in all the Southern
As proof the kindly feeling entertained by non-Catholic Southerners for the religion of our Church, and a testimony of their gratitude to the Catholic Irish
who are serving in the Southern
army, or have already fallen in battle for the defence of Southern rights and liberties, I append a statement of the receipts at the annual bazaar held on New Year's day, for the benefit of the Catholic
Orphan asylum, in the city of Mobile
: Net proceeds on annual bazaar, 1862, $6,800, (£1,360; do, 1861, $17, 365, (£3, 483;) do, 1864 $43,600, (£8,720.) The Catholic inhabitants of Mobile
number between ten and fifteen thousand souls, and as the majority of the Catholics are people of moderate means, they have to credit the non-Catholic citizens of Mobile
with at least one half of the $43,000, or £8,720, contributed in fear nights for the support of a Catholic orphan Asylum.
Can Catholic Dublin
, or Catholic Ireland
, show anything like this?