Thomas Nast Anti-Catholic Cartoons

...drawn in 1870 where the pope and other clergy stand atop St. Peters Basilica and greedily eye America as the promise land. Furthermore, with the inclusion of the weapons in the background, it is clear that Nast is suggesting that unless America is vigilant, it risks conquest by the papacy.

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Eucharistic Congress

...g for the 41st IEC began in 1974. The main discussion at that point was on what theme to choose for the focus of the Congress. It would not be until April of 1975, that the theme of “The Eucharist and the Hungers of the Human Family” was approved by

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Irish Catholics and Secret Societies

...Catholic Church has a long history of opposing secret societies, partly because of the oaths of loyalty involved in such groups. Nevertheless, during the 1800s there were two major organizations that attracted numbers of Irish Catholics: the Fenian Brotherhood and the Molly Maguires. The Fenian Brotherhood was founded in 1858

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Mary Brackett Willcox and Catholicism in the Suburbs

...nited States.[3] The Willcox’s were a pioneering Catholic family in the area and were responsible for creating what would later become St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in 1729. This mission, based out of the family house, would be considered the first parish in the diocese.[4] Despite marrying into a large

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