Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!
- There have been just seventeen Chief Justices of the Supreme Court. Of those, John Roberts is the fourth Catholic.
- Roughly twenty-five percent of Americans today are Catholic. The second largest group self-identifies as "former Catholics." The Baptists don't show up until third. (This point is particularly dear in our area. There are 16 Baptist churches in Martin, according to the TBC.)
- The state of Maryland--Mary's Land--proves great Catholic influence, even in colonial times.
- The declaration of war by which the US entered World War II was made on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The treaty ending World War II was signed on the Feast of the Assumption.
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