The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States

The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States

Brian Burch, Emily Stimpson


WHAT DO BUFFALO invoice , JOHN F. KENNEDY, VINCE LOMBARDI , DOROTHY DAY, FULTON SHEEN, AND ANDY WARHOL HAVE IN COMMON? 

They’re all Catholics who've formed the USA. during this page-a-day background, 365 inspiring tales have fun the ancient contributions of yank women and men formed by way of their Catholic religion. From well-known figures to lesser-known saints and sinners, the yankee Catholic Almanac tells the attention-grabbing, humorous, uplifting, and not likely stories of Catholics’ effect on American heritage, tradition, and politics. Spanning the scope of the progressive battle to Notre Dame soccer, this precise selection of tales highlights the transformative function of the Catholic Church in American public lifestyles over the past four hundred years.

Did you know…
• the 1st immigrant to reach in the US through Ellis Island used to be a 15-year-old Irish Catholic girl?
• Al Capone’s tombstone reads “MY JESUS MERCY”?
• Andrew Jackson credited America’s victory within the conflict of latest Orleans to the prayers of the Virgin Mary and the Ursuline Sisters?
• 5 Franciscans died in sixteenth-century Georgia protecting the Church’s teachings on marriage?
• Jack Kerouac died eager to be often called a Catholic and never in basic terms as a beat poet?
• Catholic missionaries lived in Virginia 36 years prior to the English settled Jamestown?

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