The American Catholic Almanac

The American Catholic Almanac

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WHAT DO BUFFALO BILL , JOHN F. KENNEDY, VINCE LOMBARDI , DOROTHY DAY, FULTON SHEEN, AND ANDY WARHOL HAVE IN COMMON? Theya€™re all Catholics who have shaped America. In this page-a-day history, 365 inspiring stories celebrate the historic contributions of American men and women shaped by their Catholic faith. From famous figures to lesser-known saints and sinners, The American Catholic Almanac tells the fascinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of Catholicsa€™ influence on American history, culture, and politics. Spanning the scope of the Revolutionary War to Notre Dame football, this unique collection of stories highlights the transformative role of the Catholic Church in American public life over the last 400 years. Did you knowa€b a€c The first immigrant to arrive in America via Ellis Island was a 15-year-old Irish Catholic girl? a€c Al Caponea€™s tombstone reads a€œMY JESUS MERCYa€? a€c Andrew Jackson credited Americaa€™s victory in the Battle of New Orleans to the prayers of the Virgin Mary and the Ursuline Sisters? a€c Five Franciscans died in sixteenth-century Georgia defending the Churcha€™s teachings on marriage? a€c Jack Kerouac died wanting to be known as a Catholic and not only as a beat poet? a€c Catholic missionaries lived in Virginia 36 years before the English settled Jamestown? From the Hardcover edition.kept a prayer book and rosary. He also ... He received a Catholic funeral at HolyGhost Byzantine Catholic Church in Pittsburgh. A memorial service took placeamonth later, on April1, 1987, in NewYorka#39;s St. Patricka#39;s Cathedral. April 2: THEanbsp;...

Title:The American Catholic Almanac
Author: Brian Burch, Emily Stimpson
Publisher:Image - 2014-09-30

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