PIONEER PRIESTS AND MAKESHIFT ALTARS
A HISTORY OF CATHOLICISM IN THE THIRTEEN COLONIES. It's easy to think that American Catholic history began with the first American archbishop (John Carroll) or the first born-in-America saint (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.) But, as Church historian and author Fr. Charles Connor explores in this lively history, the Church was active in the American colonies from the very beginning of colonization. Learn why Catholics left the old world for America, the powerful anti-Catholic sentiments of most Founding Fathers, and how persecuted Catholics kept the faith... even unto death. Paperback.