The Story of American Catholicism Author:Theodore Maynard For the first time, the histoy of the Catholic Church in America is given in one fascinating volume. The story of one of the most vital factors contrubuting to the creation of the United States' distinctive institutions is presented in relation to America's political and social background. — This book is not an arid historical summary but an abs... more »orbing picture and candid appreciation of the main movements of American Catholicism. Running through it is a consistent insistence upon the specifically American features of the work of the Catholic Church in the United States. It is a rich and turbulent story, written with verve, an eye for character, a sense of humor and refreshing candor.
This history is a "must" book for every American reader interested in knowing his country's vital institutions. Invaluable reading, it is likewise a splendid text for schools and colleges and an indispensable book for every library.« less