Catholicism and American Freedom Author:James M. O'Neill IN a book published in 1949 by Beacon Press called "American Freedom and Catholic Power". the anti-catholic Paul Blanshard wrote: — "There is no doubt that the American Catholic hierarchy has entered the political arena, and that it is becoming more and more aggressive in extending the frontiers of Catholic authority into the fields of medicine, ... more »education and foreign policy. As we shall see in this book, the Catholic hierarchy in this country has great power as a pressure group, and no editor, politician, publisher, merchant or motion-picture producer can express defiance openly - or publicize documented facts - without risking his future."
A work of rebuttal, "Catholicism and American Freedom" was written by James M. O'Neill and published in 1952.This book by O'Neill is considered the definitive response.
James O'Neill writes as a Catlic Layman, a teacher in a public college, and a longtime leader in the ACLU.
O;Neill is a widely recognized authority on the subject of the separation of Church and State in America.« less