Cover image for The American Catholic almanac : a daily reader of patriots, saints, rogues, and ordinary people who changed the United States
Title:
The American Catholic almanac : a daily reader of patriots, saints, rogues, and ordinary people who changed the United States
Author:
Burch, Brian, author.
Personal Author:
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
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780553418729
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
BX1406 .B87 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

What do Buffalo Bill, John F. Kennedy, Vince Lombardi, Fulton Sheen, and Andy Warhol, and 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 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.

Did you knowa
¯ The first immigrant to arrive in America via Ellis Island was a 15-year-old Irish-Catholic girl?
¯ Al Capone's tombstone reads, oMy Jesus Mercyo?
¯ 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 defending the Church's teachings on marriage in seventeenth-century Georgia?
¯ Jack Kerouac died wanting to be known as a beat poet and a Catholic?
¯ Catholic missionaries lived in Virginia 36 years before the English settled Jamestown?


Author Notes

Authors Bio, not available