The American Catholic Story

Posted by C. Walker Gollar on Jul 4, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Photo by Trent Yarnell on UnsplashReligious history must involve more than recounting old events. Catholics proclaim that God lived on this earth as Jesus and that God continues to guide the church through the Holy Spirit. In other words, God lives in history. Part of me has known that since I was a child. In this book I do not offer a comprehensive history. This is not the story of American Catholicism. This is one collection of stories that I hope will stimulate further conversation. I touch upon some key themes that arose throughout the lives of Catholics living with the land we now know as the United States of America. Through the stories of the people that I choose to tell, I offer glimpses into the long, sometimes painful, and always holy lives of the people who built the Church 

—from the book American and Catholic: Stories of the People Who Built the Church by C. Walker Gollar

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