American Catholic History

american catholic almanac

Reading the American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch & Emily Stimpson I found I knew little of our American Catholic heritage. The book is full of interesting little stories of the perseverance of our forefathers and mothers who defended our faith and put their stamp on our country’s history as well as those we’d rather not have included in our past.

Every day of the year is marked with a story. March 20th tells of the Italian born Father Joseph Rosati who arrived in St Louise in 1817 to restore not only the church and rectory but also the Catholic community.

August 17 highlights Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe, and her association with abortion rights. The story continues with her realization that an embryo is a baby after seeing a poster and how it prompted her change in thinking and conversion to Catholicism.

The American Catholic Almanac. A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People who Changed the United States, can be read through on a daily basis or randomly. The book is very informative. With 365 entries and some fascinating resources in the back, it is well-worth including on your book shelf.

See this book review and others on: Doyle’s Delights

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