Was George Washington a Christian? Read His Letter to Roman Catholics, Then You Decide

George Washington Letter

Was George Washington a Christian? Some historians have claimed that Washington was a Deist--that is, one who believed that reason and observation of the natural world were sufficient to prove existence of a Creator, but that one need not belong to an organized religion. David L. Holmes, author of The Faiths of the Founding Fathers, categorized him as a "Christian deist" because of his frequent references to Providence, which resemble strict deist terminology and yet add the Christian … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Special: Honoring Catholics in Our Nation’s Capitol

Statuary Hall Collection

An American saint.  A blessed.  And a list of Catholic statesmen, politicians, missionaries and pioneers. There are thirteen Catholics, in fact, who are honored in our nation's Capitol, enshrined in National Statuary Hall and other places in the Capitol Building. With two honorees selected from each of the fifty states, there are one hundred patriots and historic figures who are commemorated in what was once called simply "The Hall", in what was formerly the chamber of the House of … [Read more...]

In God We Trust…. At Least in Greenville, South Carolina

In God We Trust

A national movement of local governments is seeking to display plaques which read "In God We Trust" in the halls of government around the nation. And in the city of Greenville, South Carolina, where my husband and I have enjoyed a brief holiday visit with our son, local lawmakers have unanimously voted to post a plaque with the phrase in the Council Chambers in Greenville's County Square.  County Councilman Fred Payne said, in an interview with the Greenville News, "We're just affirming … [Read more...]


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