American Catholicism


Baptizing empire

Matthew McCullough argues that the Spanish-American War signaled a crucial turning point in American self-understanding and self-justification.


A Prayer Journal, by Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor never wrote just for herself, God, and an elite group of peers. She was eager for an audience with ears to hear about grace.


Roman Catholicism in America, by Chester Gillis

Chester Gillis, the lead-off batter in the new Columbia Contemporary Religion series, has made a solid hit into left center field with this clear, engaging and reliable introduction to U.S. Catholicism. Columbia University Press wants to provide "well-crafted, thoughtful portraits of the country's major religious groups" for nonspecialists.