Before he was the first president of Boston College, Fr. John Bapst, SJ served as a pastor in Maine, where anti-Catholic Know Nothings beat him.
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Fr. Eusebio Kino, S.J., was a 17th century Jesuit who ministered tirelessly to the native people of Arizona and Sonoran Mexico, fought for their dignity, and introduced cattle ranching.
Ben Franklin helped the Church choose Jesuit Father John Carroll to be the first bishop of Baltimore after their friendship began before the Revolution.
In New York in 1813 the court nearly tried to compel Father Anthony Kohlmann, SJ, to break the seal of confession. Instead, the seal was recognized in law.