Scandinavia is but a small part of the world. The Catholic Church in these
countries is a still smaller minority, and Catholics of Scandinavian origin in
the United States are almost invisible. For this tiny group of people, St.
Ansgar's Catholic League has been a point of reference, a place to meet, its
Bulletin an important source of communication and an instrument of
Frode Rambusch, Gustave V. Linder, Alexander Amann, and Albert Smith
founded the League at the request of Archbishop John Farley of New York
and Bishop McDonald of Brooklyn. At that time, the St. Ansgar's Bulletin
came into being with the new League's Summarized Account of its
Activities, February, 1910 to February, 1913. With the 100th Anniversary
issue having completed its mission, the League ceased its publication in
For a century, the Bulletin has been the only publication about the Catholic
Church in Scandinavia. Let us joyfully celebrate the League's completion of
100 years service to those of Scandinavian heritage in this country, and to
the Catholic Church in Scandinavia.