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10 Things You Should Know About the American Founding - Bradley J. Birzer

On this Fourth of July, 238 years after Congress declared independence from the British Empire through the Declaration of Independence, it's well worth reminding ourselves of a number of things about the Founding era.   Read more...

A President's speech, almost biblical in scope and power - Father Raymond J. de Souza

At Gettysburg, 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln rewrote the very idea of America. And he did it in a mere 278 words.  Read more...

Alexander Hamilton: From Caesar to Christ - DONALD D'ELIA

The dilemma for Hamilton was a new one and the most formidable of his life. He must meet Burr, pistol in hand, on the heights of Weehawken, or appear to the world not only cowardly but unworthy of the moral leadership of the great empire which was his creation.  Read more...

Catholic Founding Fathers - The Carroll Family - Charles Carroll Carter

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin. Nearly every schoolchild recognizes them as the Founding Fathers. But there were a great many more Founding Fathers, even if their names are not so familiar as the above. Several of those lesser-known men who played key roles in the creation of the United States of America were Catholics.  Read more...

Catholic Sources and the Declaration of Independence - Rev. John C. Rager, S.T.D.

The American Declaration of Independence, which is so admirable and dignified an expression of the American mind," is at the same time an accurate expression of the Catholic mind, medieval and modern.  Read more...

Catholics and the Civil War - George J. Marlin

With the exception of history buffs, most people are unaware that this month America begins the sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War.   Read more...

Equal Before God - Naomi Schaefer Riley

Like the martyrs in the early church or the Christians who were persecuted under communism, slaves "are the primary example in American history of Christians who suffered for their faith."  Read more...

Faith of Our Fathers - Michael Novak

The religion of our Founders.  Read more...

Founding Believers - Joe Carter

What were the religious beliefs of the founding fathers? That question is at the heart of many of the most contentious debates about the role of religion in the American public square.   Read more...

George Washington's Farewell Address - GEORGE WASHINGTON

The period for a new election of a Citizen, to Administer the Executive government of the United States, being not far distant, and the time actually arrived, when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person, who is to be cloathed with that important trust....  Read more...

God and Gettysburg - Robert P. George

Nothing is sacred, as it were – not even the facts of American history, not even the words spoken by Abraham Lincoln at the most solemn ceremony of our nation's history.  Read more...

God and Washington - Steve Farrell

George Washington, perhaps more than any other Founder, saw the hand of God everywhere.  Read more...

Keeping faith with both the Fathers and the Founders - Father George W. Rutler

Catholics can keep faith with the Fathers of the Church and the Founding Fathers of our Nation only by voting for those who defend the fundamental right to life and the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom.  Read more...

King for All Seasons – book review - Robert A. George

He would have been 70 this year, but as a man for all seasons, Martin Luther King Jr. still speaks to new generations. It is unclear what King would think about many of the issues that face African Americans today.  Read more...

Lincoln v. Obama on Catholic Consciences - George Marlin

Noticeably absent from recent discussions about Obama Obama and the honouring of Abraham Lincoln has been any discussion of Lincoln’s relationship with American Catholics, their church, and issues that affected their lives.  Read more...

Misquoting Our Founding Fathers - tothesource

How many times have your heard that "Our founding fathers were not Christians! They were deists!"? It is an absurd assertion.  Read more...

New Catholic History Text Debuts - Karen Walker

For the past nearly 40 years, Catholic schools have had to choose between buying secular history textbooks or reproducing old, out-of-date history textbooks previously written for Catholic schools. But now that has changed.  Read more...

Onward Catholic Soldiers: The Catholic Church during the American Civil War - Mark Summers

While the Civil War brought violence and destruction to the nation on a horrific scale, it did provide the Catholic Church in America, a means to show the "better angels of our nature" and the loyalty and Christian sense of duty of its parishioners.  Read more...

Religious Freedom in America - Roger Scruton

When James Madison agitated to make religious freedom fundamental to the United States Constitution, it was not from hostility to religion. It was from hostility to established religion, with its presumption of an authority in worldly affairs that only an elected government should exercise.  Read more...

Subculture called vital for a Catholic resurgence - Russell Shaw

The story of Catholicism in America may be an open book, but the book reads very differently depending on who's doing the writing.  Read more...

Subject to the Governor of the Universe: The American Experience and Global Religious Liberty - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

A friend once said – I think shrewdly – that if people want to understand the United States, they need to read two documents. Neither one is the Declaration of Independence. Neither one is the Constitution.   Read more...

Thanksgiving Quiz - Kerby Anderson

This nation was founded by Christians, and Thanksgiving is a time when we can reflect upon this rich, Christian heritage. But many of us are often ignorant of our country’s origins, so we have put together a Thanksgiving quiz to test your knowledge about this nation’s biblical foundations.  Read more...

The American Experience - JAMES HITCHCOCK

Of the many nations founded in modern times, few have had as strongly religious a heritage as the United States of America.  Read more...

The Catholic Church in the United States of America - Fr. Robert J. Fox

This chapter explores the early days of the English colonies, when the rights of Catholics were not respected, to the end of the nineteenth century.  Read more...

The Catholic Origins of Thanksgiving! - Taylor Marshall

This history books will tell you that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the pilgrims in 1621. Not true.  Read more...


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