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* Roman Catholic

It was the Eastern European immigrants that came after the Civil War who really popularized the Roman Catholic church in the United States. After the Civil War, immigrants from Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Poland swelled the ranks of the Roman Catholic Church. The entrance of 100,000 Catholic Mexicans into America by 1900 also helped the growth of the church. The greater portion of Roman Catholic immigrants settled in the Eastern United States, but churches were established all over the country.

Contacts and Sources

American Catholic Historical Society
P.O. Box 84
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone: (215) 925-5752

English Catholic Ancestor
Hill House West
Crookham Village, Nr Aldershot, Hants.

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In Helpful Web Sites, you can find links to useful resources about Roman Catholics.


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