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The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch
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it was amazing
bookshelves: religion

What a fun daily reader! Of course, I didn't read it every day as intended, but I didn't mind reading 2 or 3 pages when I missed a weekend or a couple days.

There's a lot of info about Catholic settlers to America, and fun facts about people I didn't know were Catholic. Al Capone isn't a shining example of good virtue, but he donated much of his (illicit) funds to the Church. "Roe" of Roe v. Wade ultimately converted and became a pro-life activist. There are many missionaries who braved the frontiers of the midwest and Alaska, and there are stories of building cathedrals, schools, and parishes. It's a history I'd like to learn more about, one that shaped Catholicism in America and the country itself.

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Reading Progress

December 31, 2019 – Shelved
December 31, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
December 31, 2019 – Shelved as: religion
January 1, 2020 – Started Reading
December 31, 2020 – Finished Reading

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