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Title:
The American Catholic almanac : a daily reader of patriots, saints, rogues, and ordinary people who changed the United States
Author:
Burch, Brian, author.
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Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Image, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
viii, 408 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
They'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 who have been shaped by their Catholic faith. From Revolutionary War to Notre Dame football, the Catholic Church has played a unique and often transformative role in American public life over the last 400 years. The American Catholic Almanac tells the fascinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of the famous figures and lesser-known saints and sinners who have influenced history, culture, and politics.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780553418729
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Book

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Central Library BX1406 .B87 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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WHAT DO BUFFALO BILL, JOHN F. KENNEDY, VINCE LOMBARDI, DOROTHY DAY, FULTON SHEEN, AND ANDY WARHOL HAVE IN COMMON?
 
They'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 Catholics' 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 know...
* The first immigrant to arrive in America via Ellis Island was a 15-year-old Irish Catholic girl?
* Al Capone's tombstone reads "MY JESUS MERCY"?
* Andrew Jackson credited America's victory in the Battle of New Orleans to the prayers of the Virgin Mary and the Ursuline Sisters?
* Five Franciscans died in sixteenth-century Georgia defending the Church's teachings on marriage?
* Jack Kerouac died wanting to be known as a Catholic and not only as a beat poet?
* Catholic missionaries lived in Virginia 36 years before the English settled Jamestown?


Author Notes

BRIAN BURCH is the president of CatholicVote.org, a nonprofit political advocacy group based in Chicago.

EMILY STIMPSON is a Catholic writer based in Steubenville, Ohio, and the
author of The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years and These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body.


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