The History and the Important Role of the Catholic Church in America

(Note to Viewers: The Catholic Church in America has a rich history. Throughout this history, the Church in America has constantly been involved in many societal issues, such as defending religious liberty and traditional marriage, and protecting the dignity of the human person. For more resources on the history of the Catholic Church in America, check out First Mass, and Charles Carroll of Carrollton & Archbishop John Carroll. Lastly, it is important to remember that history always is a "mixed bag" of good decisions and bad decisions. It is important to never have a bias mindset when studying history. We must never forget that mistakes made by Catholics is due to the sinful nature of mankind, and that individual sin never takes away the holiness of the Catholic Church.)

 

 

WHY ORESTES BROWNSON BELIEVED THE U.S. NEEDED THE CHURCH

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

"The United States and the Holy See: The Long Road"

FROM SLAVE TO PRIEST - PAPERBACK

SERRA: EVER FORWARD, NEVER BACK - DVD

martyrshrine.org

Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America

JOHN CARDINAL O'CONNOR AND THE CULTURE OF LIFE

The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: From Combat to Camelot to Katrina -- A Memoir of an Extraordinary Life

A Prayer for Our Country at the Democratic National Convention 2012 by Cardinal Dolan

A Prayer for Our Country at the Republican National Convention 2012 by Cardinal Dolan

SERTUM LAETITIAE (On the Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hierarchy In the United States)

New Catholic Political Movement in U.S.

Lobbying For The Bishops (CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter-June 24, 2004)

Longinqua (On Catholicism in the United States)

History of the Catholic Church in the US

Catholic Bishops Strongly Urge The U.S. Senate To Support The Federal Marriage Amendment (2004)

Bishop Gregory Urges Support for Marriage Amendment (2004)

Bishop Gregory Urges House To Support The Marriage Protection Amendment (2004)

Bishops’ Head Comments On Senate’s Failure To Vote On Federal Marriage Amendment (2004)

Archbishop John Carroll-the first Catholic Bishop of the United States (November 1791)

On Being Catholic American  

"Can Catholics Be 'Real Americans'?"

Bright Promise, Failed Community 

In history - Florida pre-dates New England ("The Florida Catholic", 6/10/2005)

FIRST PRIEST ORDAINED IN THE US ON ROAD TO SAINTHOOD

Catholics in Political Life

U.S. Bishops Address Catholic Politicians and Voters

Latin Influence and the Future of the Church in U.S.

Bible Belt Catholicism: changing face of Church is young, tech savvy and faithful

IgnatiusInsight.com Interview with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona

Time for Catholics to Act by Bishop Myers (1996)

Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

Timeline - Catholic History of Pensacola, Florida (Resources provided by the St. Michael Parish-Pensacola, Fl site)

The cross in the sand;: The early Catholic Church in Florida, 1513-1870 by Michael Gannon

Catholic Extension Unveils Replica Model of Railroad Chapel Car (5/4/2006)

A Catholic Boom for United States

missionsanluis.org

Baltimore restores light to basilica, America's first cathedral ("The Florida Catholic", 11/17/2006)

Fort dedication ends with Mass in Mission San Luis church ("The Florida Catholic", 12/22/2006)

The Georgia Martyrs

The history of the Knights of Columbus in America ("EWTN Live" Air Date: 2/21/2007)

Father McGivney Home Page

Christ and the Americas by Anne W. Carroll

The Georgia Martyrs: Heroic Witnesses to the Sanctity of Marriage

The Florida Catholic Heritage Trail

The Conciliar Tradition of the American Hierarchy

The Fr. James E. Coyle Memorial Project

RISING ROAD

Bishops Issue Call To Action To Defend Religious Liberty

In Amplissimo

American Church

EWTN Live- 2014-7-23 - Bishop David L. Ricken and Fr. Peter Stryker - Shrine of Our Lady of God Help & Marian Apparition

AN AMERICAN APPARITION: OUR LADY OF GOOD HELP DVD

Catholics in America: Religious Identity and Cultural Assimilation from John Carroll to Flannery O'connor



Sons of Saint Patrick: A History of the Archbishops of New York from Dagger John to Timmytown



Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars: A History of Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies