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The 4th Catholic Church in North Carolina & How it Received Heavenly Help vs Union Troops

A Bit of Irish History Requiem for St. Joseph’s Gather around, I have a story to tell. Once in a time long before today, six Irish Catholic families came to work the gold mines along the banks of the Catawba River. Now, they are gone and mostly forgotten, their lives lost to the irretrievable mystery […]

Missions & Martyrs in these united States before Jamestown, 1607

Did you Know? By the time the Pilgrims landed in 1620, Spanish Catholic missionaries had converted & baptized more than 50,000 American Indians.  (This is counting those only in present US boundaries).  There were more than 80 Catholic mission-settlements in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, the southwest, & upper New England Martyrs before Jamestown was […]