A Church of Their Own: Early American Catholics and Rome

By |2021-04-07T12:10:17-05:00July 5th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Catholics in Early America Series, Charles Carroll, Religion, Stephen M. Klugewicz|

Bishop John Carroll’s life did much to show his Protestant neighbors that one could be a faithful Catholic as well as a patriotic republican, and by the dawn of the nineteenth century he had achieved the status of a leading citizen of the new republic. But Carroll’s optimism about America’s “extraordinary revolution” in religious toleration [...]

The American Revolution & the Quandary of Colonial Catholics

By |2020-04-19T08:45:55-05:00February 8th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, American Revolution, Catholicism, Catholics in Early America Series, Stephen M. Klugewicz|

As the crisis between the mother country and colonies worsened, the colonists began to see a conspiracy against liberty being carried out by a secret cabal of evil ministers in the British government. In the perceived encroachments of the English government, the American revolutionaries again detected the awful twin specters of “popery” and arbitrary government. [...]

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