Charles Constantino Pise, an American clergyman, born in Annapolis, Md., in 1802, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., May 26, 1866. He graduated in Georgetown college, entered the society of Jesus, and went to study theology in the Roman college. After two years the death of his father compelled him to leave the society and return home. He taught rhetoric in Mount St. Mary's college, Emmettsburg, till 1825, when he was ordained priest, and soon afterward called to minister in the cathedral of Baltimore. While there he published " History of the Church" (5 vols., Baltimore, 1827-'30), and " Father Rowland" (1829), his best work. He became successively assistant pastor of St. Patrick's, Washington, chaplain of the senate of the United States, and assistant in St. Peter's church, New York, of which he became pastor in 1848. In 1849 he was appointed to St. Charles Borromeo, Brooklyn, and continued its pastor till his death. Besides the above, his most important works are: " Aletheia, or Letters on the Truth of the Catholic Doctrines" (New York, 1843); "St. Ignatius and his First Companions" (1845); and "Christianity and the Church" (1850).