The Rise of American Catholics (Full hour)
By the end of the Civil War, barely four million Catholics lived on American soil. A century later, more than 43 million Americans were Catholic, making the Church a dominant force in American culture and politics, which it has remained to this day. Fr Charles Connor tells the story.
Fr. Charles Connor
Fr. Charles Connor is the author of several books, most recently Toil and Transcendence: Catholicism in 20th Century America. He’s a faculty member at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and an expert in Church history. He is the host of several television series on EWTN including Historic Catholic Converts.
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