U.S. Catholic History

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Can you tell us a little about the first bishop of Charleston, John England?

I was reading something about Mary appearing to George Washington. Is that true?

Why is there such a bias against the Catholics in the US? When and why did it start?

It seems like the settlers in South America didn’t kill the natives, but they did in North America. Did the Church have a position on this?

Has the assimilation of Catholics into American culture had a negative effect on people practicing their faith?

I heard a story that Bishop Barraga rode a glacier across the Great Lake to celebrate a funeral for someone. Is this true?

History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium
The history of the Catholic Church is long, complicated, and fascinating, and in History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium it is expertly and ably told by historian James Hitchcock.