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Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America

Communion of Immigrants A History of Catholics in America Catholicism has grown from a suppressed and persecuted outsiders religion in the American colonies to become the nation s single largest denomination James Fisher surveys than four centuries of Cathol

  • Title: Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America
  • Author: James T. Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780195154962
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Catholicism has grown from a suppressed and persecuted outsiders religion in the American colonies to become the nation s single largest denomination James Fisher surveys than four centuries of Catholics involvement in American history, starting his narrative with one of the first Spanish expeditions to Florida, in 1528 He follows the transformation of CatholicismCatholicism has grown from a suppressed and persecuted outsiders religion in the American colonies to become the nation s single largest denomination James Fisher surveys than four centuries of Catholics involvement in American history, starting his narrative with one of the first Spanish expeditions to Florida, in 1528 He follows the transformation of Catholicism into one of America s most culturally and ethnically diverse religions, including the English Catholics early settlement in Maryland, the Spanish missions to the Native Americans, the Irish and German poor who came in search of work and farmland, the proliferation of Polish and Italian communities, and the growing influx of Catholics from Latin America The book discusses Catholic involvement in politics and conflict, from New York s Tammany Hall to the Vietnam War and abortion Fisher highlights the critical role of women in American Catholicism from St Elizabeth Seton and Dorothy Day to Mother Cabrini, the first American citizen to be canonized a saint and describes the influence of prominent American Catholics such as Cardinal John J O Connor, 1930s radio personality Father Charles Coughlin, President John F Kennedy, pacifists Daniel and Philip Berrigan, activist Cesar Chavez, and author Flannery O Connor.

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    1 thought on “Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America

    1. This book is a straightforward overview of Catholics in America, with some coverage of issues of Catholicism in the United States. As the title indicates, the emphasis is on the immigrant communities and "national churches" (parishes for immigrants from a single country or region) and the tensions created by "Americanist" churches (those that served as a melting pot). The two approaches were both held up by their proponents as a way toward a unified Catholic identity. The book is short, and sinc [...]

    2. Clocking in at 170 pages, this is a good, quick, overview of the history of Catholics in America. The author relates this history mainly by focusing on important Catholic persons who shaped Catholicism in this country, before and after it was a country, and telling their stories. Sidebars cover a variety of topics but usually can be skipped without fear of missing anything.Decently balanced, the author does tend to focus a bit more on the progressive aspects of American Catholicism, particularly [...]

    3. How Catholicism has grown from an suppressed and outsider's religion here in America to become the nation's single largest denomination. (from back of book)I have just started this book (want to read so many during this short break between classes since I have 10 books for my classes to read). It has been a good start and very easy to read as well as interesting.

    4. Fascinating history of the first Catholics in america and their struggles of living in a Protestant culture.

    5. Short, very accessible, and interesting. Fisher writes a left-leaning Catholic and offers a nice concise history of Catholicism in America.

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