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4th of July Special: The True History of Catholicism in America

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the history of Catholicism in America, from the anti-Catholic laws of The 13 Colonies, to the persecution of Catholics by the KKK, to how Catholics got the words “Under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance, and more.

In this episode you’ll learn:

• Why America is named after a Catholic
• The secret Catholics in the earliest American settlements
• The Anti-Catholic laws of the 13 colonies
• Who was the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence
• Why George Washington wrote a letter to American Catholics
• The persecution of Catholics by the KKK
• How Catholics got “Under God” added to the pledge
• and much more!


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2 comments on 4th of July Special: The True History of Catholicism in America

  1. Michael Fairfax says:

    Just thought you may be interested to know there is a school of thought (although most historians dispute) that Washington converted to Catholicism on his death bed. Here is a good starting point if you want to look into this: https://catholicism.org/george-washington-died-a-catholic.html
    Also of interest, Confederate General James Longstreet did convert to Catholicism after the Civil War:
    https://www.catholicstand.com/general-longstreet-catholic-convert-husband-fighting-lady/

  2. Donna says:

    Happy 4th of July! Love you guys.😀

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