Catholics in America are responsible for some uniquely American foods: Monterey Jack cheese, Cajun food, Creole food, the Filet-o-Fish, the Pepperoni Roll, and Muskrat Fridays
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, just outside Youngstown, Ohio, is a pilgrimage site for Maronites across the country.
Bob Newhart became a beloved and influential comedian through his album, The Button Down Mind, plus his TV shows The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart.
Mark Twain considered Joan of Arc his best, and his favorite work. Twain was anti-Catholic, but found in Joan what he regarded as the greatest person ever to live.
Sister Ignatia co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous at St. Thomas Hospital in the 1930s. Her methods became important parts of the way AA works.
Roger Maris was New York Yankee who broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. He was a quiet, hard-working Catholic who cared for teammates and family.
Ven. Frederic Baraga, the first bishop of Marquette in the upper peninsula of Michigan, was a tireless missionary from slovenia, who is known as the “snowshoe priest.”
Born in Prachatice, Bohemia, St. John Neumann was the fourth bishop of Philadelphia and a Redemptorist. He was known for humility, and deep concern for souls.
Fr. Augustus Tolton was the first black priest in American history. He was born a slave, eventually studied in Rome, and was a beloved pastor.