CATHOLICS IN AMERICA
Religious Identity and Cultural Assimilation from John Carroll to Flannery O'Connor, written by Russell Shaw. A collection of short, popularly written profiles of some of the leading figures in American Catholic history. The group includes Archbishop John Carroll, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Orestes Brownson, Isaac Hecker, Cardinal James Gibbons, Al Smith, Dorothy Day, Cardinal Francis Spellman, John F. Kennedy, and others. Collectively, their story is the story of the building and shaping of the largest religious body in the United States. Paperback. 150 pages.