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Catholic Faith in America

One in four Americans is Roman Catholic, and the beliefs, practices, structures, and loyalties of this large faith community are important to the political, social, and religious life of America. This book expl… (See Below for Full Description)
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One in four Americans is Roman Catholic, and the beliefs, practices, structures, and loyalties of this large faith community are important to the political, social, and religious life of America. This book explores the dynamic and sometimes difficult relationship that Catholics have with American culture and society. It describes Catholics' history, contributions, unique characteristics, and participation in American life from the beginnings of the nation to the present.

Catholic Faith in America portrays key figures and events in the life of American Catholicism, clarifies topics that may be commonly misunderstood by those who are not Catholic, and offers Catholics an objective look at their faith. With strong opinions and a widely diversified population, the American Catholic community remains one of the most visible in the nation.

Coverage includes:
  • The building of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
  • The impact of Vatican II on Americans
  • John F. Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president
  • Pope John Paul II's visits to America
  • Catholic schools
  • Catholic impact on motion picture content
  • The Catholic press: newspapers, books, television, radio, and the Internet
  • Capital punishment
  • Bioethics
  • Dorothy Day
  • Prominent church leaders
  • Madonna
  • Catholic impact on American literature.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-4984-4
ISBN-10 081604984X
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Faith in America
Author Chester Gillis; Series Editor: J. Gordon Melton
Publication Date 11/1/2002
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Index.
Available Formats Print

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