Catholics in Public Service: Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832)

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With the Fourth of July, McNamara’s Blog launches a new feature, “Catholics in Public Service.” It seems best to begin with the first major American Catholic to engage in public service, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the┬ásole Catholic signatory of the Declaration of Independence (and the last to die). The following is taken from the 1911 [Read More...]

Know-Nothings Appeal to Protestant Women of America, 1856

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On America’s great baptismal day, the Spirit of God moved like a wave over the whole nation; it was Protestant America, and the Bible was the cornerstone on which the mighty structure rested; and when we inquire what it is that is now shaking America, and attempting to unsettle her basis, and toss her like [Read More...]

Catholic History in Less Than Five Minutes: The “Dark Century” of the Papacy (900-1000 A.D.)

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