The 13 Catholics in Statuary Hall: On Memorial Day, Remembering Our Heroes

 One of the most popular tourist destinations in Washington, D.C. is National Statuary Hall. Also known as the Old Hall of the House, it's a semicircular gallery immediately south of the Capitol Rotunda. For nearly fifty years—from 1807 through 1857—Statuary Hall served as the meeting place for the House of Representatives. The Hall now houses many of the 100 statues of great Americans (two from each state) which together comprise the National Statuary Hall Collection.It’s an extra … [Read more...]

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

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...]

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