The history of anti-Catholicism in relation to the American experience is one of the most under-examined cultural dynamics in the United States. Perhaps the worst case scenario in this regard happened across two days in August of 1834. An Ursuline Convent in Charlestown Massachusetts was placed under siege, and then sacked and burned to the ground in what was remembered by some as one of the most egregious examples of anti-Catholicism in our country's history.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Commentary: Anti-Catholicism and the American Experience
Commentary: Anti-Catholicism and the American Experience by Father Barron