|Bishop John Carroll|
One of the things I have been enjoying about the lead-up to the Pope’s visit to the United States is the many articles and blog posts that situate the visit in American Catholic history.
I have given this contextualization some coverage here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. Check our posts here and here and here. I even tried to include a little American Catholic history in my recent piece about Islam, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
Another one of these historical pieces comes from Raymond Schroth, S.J., the literary editor of the Jesuit magazine America. Schroth notes that Francis will be visiting American cities that featured prominently in the eighteenth-century life of the Carroll family, the first family of American Catholicism.
Here is a taste: