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by Morris J. MacGregor

  • ISBN: 0813208017
  • Category: History
  • Author: Morris J. MacGregor
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press; First Edition edition (March 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 463 pages
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Includes bibliographical references (page 414) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (page 414) and index. 1. An Old Religion in a New City - 2. A Time of Testing - 3. Mater Ecclesiarum - 4. The Church and the City, 1830-1855 - 5. Newcomers - 6. St. Patrick's in the Civil War Era - 7. Building a Mighty Temple - 8. A Parish Profile, 1870-1900 - 9. A Church Triumphant - 10. A Church of Strangers - 11. The Downtown Parish - 12. Redefinitions - 13. Patrick's Academy - 14. The Arts at St. Patrick's. As the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Washington, .

As the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Washington, . Its history provides a particularly useful vantage point from which to trace the development of major social and political issues that have shaped the region and the nation. Morris J. MacGregor's narrative traces the hi As the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Washington, .

St Patrick's Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic parish in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. Established in 1794, it is the oldest Catholic parish in the City of Washington. Patrick's Church was founded in 1794 to minister to the needs of the Irish American stonemasons building the White House and the . Dominican priest Anthony Caffry .

Patrick's, the first parish established in Washington after the creation of the federal enclave, was from the beginning and for more than a century afterwards the heart of the Catholic community in the area.

Release Date: March 1994. Publisher: Catholic University of America Press.

Traces the history of the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Washington, . ISBN13: 9780813208022. Release Date: March 1994. Weight: . 3 lbs. Dimensions: . " x . ". You Might Also Enjoy. To Kill a Mockingbird.

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She moved to the city, and operated a boarding house in downtown Washington. As recounted by author Morris H. MacGregor in his book, "A Parish for the Federal City: St. Patrick's in Washington, 1794-1994," the priest was certain of her innocence. The building still stands, located in what is now Chinatown. The boarding house is now a Chinese restaurant. MacGregor recounts that Father Walter "was unable to accept the proposition that a 'Catholic woman would go to Communion on Holy Thursday and be guilty of murder on Good Friday,'" the day Lincoln was assassinated. Cowdery is not sure what she believes.

St. Patrick's is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Washington, D.C. Since 1794 it has participated in all aspects of the life of the nation's capital, witnessing the city's evolution from a struggling community into a world capital. A history of this congregation provides a particularly useful vantage point from which to trace the development of major social and political issues that have shaped the region and the nation.

As Washington's mother church, St. Patrick's has transcended the usual responsibilities of an American parish to assume a sometimes crucial role in church-state relations, both in national and in local affairs. Its diverse congregation has provided clear-cut and measurable reactions to issues―such as immigration, race relations, and universal education―that have been pivotal in shaping both national policies and the history of the Catholic church in the United States. Debates over such concerns as religious freedom, the cultural isolation of a critical minority, and the social responsibilities of major religious institutions have all had a clear impact on St. Patrick's and have challenged its congregation and leaders in carrying out its mandate to spread the gospel and serve the city and its citizens.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Morris J. MacGregor's narrative traces the history of St. Patrick's from its first years in a new capital, through its triumphal decades as the great downtown parish at the center of a powerful nation, to recent challenges in the face of profound change in the American inner city. Many familiar names and events figure in this history, from Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the Revolution, to Teddy Roosevelt, hero of San Juan Hill; from President Andrew Jackson and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney to Lyndon Johnson and Earl Warren; from St. John Neumann to St. Frances Cabrini.

Because the history of an urban parish contributes valuable insights into the social, economic, and political evolution of urban America, this book is a valuable resource for the study of urban, local, and American social and church history.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

Morris J. MacGregor retired in 1992 from his position as acting chief historian for the Department of the Army, after serving thirty-four years as a historian there and in the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is the author of The Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 (1981) and Soldier Statesmen of the Constitution (1987).



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