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 d … [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 R … [Read more...]

St. Honoré Cake: The Pastry Named for a Saint

St Honore cake

Feeling hungry?  How about a St. Honoré cake? *     *     *     *     *The St. Honoré cake is named for St. Honoré, the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs.  He lived in the sixth century and was the bishop of Amiens, in northern France.   Check it out:  This classic French dessert starts with a circle of puff pastry at its base, with a ring of pâte à choux (a light pastry dough) piped on the outer edge. After the base is baked, small cream puffs are dipped into caramelized sug … [Read more...]


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