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Pat McNamara

Columnist

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Pat received his Ph.D. from Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C. A native of Queens, New York, Dr. Pat McNamara is a published historian. His books include A Catholic Cold War: Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., and The Politics of American Anticommunism (2005); The Tablet: The First Hundred Years (2008); and Diocese of Immigrants: The Brooklyn Catholic Experience, 1853-2003 (2004). Pat has appeared in numerous publications, writing on American Catholic history.  Pat has taught at St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, was an archivist for the Brooklyn Diocese for ten years, and in 2008 was a consultant for the Museum of the City of New York's exhibit Catholics in New York.

In Ages Past

Giving the Raw Gospel: Catherine De Hueck Doherty (1896-1985)

She fled the violence of the Bolsheviks, but found that advocating Civil Rights could be as deadly as revolutionary Russia. Read More »

A Brief History of a Sometimes Long Wait

What's a conclave? And what happens? And how long will it take? Read More »

A Walk Through Calvary Cemetery

In Woodside, a fascinating graveyard encapsulates New York's history. Read More »

The Powerhouse: Cardinal Francis Spellman

Ambition and natural leadership skills sometimes hid Cardinal Spellman's capacity for compassion. Read More »

A View from the Tower of London: A Review of "Autobiography of a Hunted Priest" by John Gerard, S.J.

It's worth remembering when Catholicism was repressed and priests were hidden in "priest-holes" in order to minister in England. Read More »

"These Are a Few of My Favorite Saints . . ."

Fifteen favorite saints for a saint-oriented week. Read More »

Recent Articles

Giving the Raw Gospel: Catherine De Hueck Doherty (1896-1985)

She fled the violence of the Bolsheviks, but found that advocating Civil Rights could be as deadly as revolutionary Russia. Read More »

A Brief History of a Sometimes Long Wait

What's a conclave? And what happens? And how long will it take? Read More »

A Walk Through Calvary Cemetery

In Woodside, a fascinating graveyard encapsulates New York's history. Read More »

The Powerhouse: Cardinal Francis Spellman

Ambition and natural leadership skills sometimes hid Cardinal Spellman's capacity for compassion. Read More »

A View from the Tower of London: A Review of "Autobiography of a Hunted Priest" by John Gerard, S.J.

It's worth remembering when Catholicism was repressed and priests were hidden in "priest-holes" in order to minister in England. Read More »

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