CatholicHistory.net is a resource for students, teachers, researchers, and anyone interested in the history of Catholicism in the United States. Its purpose is to promote deeper and wider understanding of the place of Catholics and the Catholic Church in the history of the American nation.
It offers extensive links to related sites that provide information on people, places, and events in Catholic history, as well as original content in the form of bibliographies and special features such as Catholics in Times of War and Spotlights. Please sign up to receive e-mail notices when new features are added.
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The representation of the American flag in the background indicates the site's geographic focus on the United States. The rounded, cross-topped bell tower signifies the earliest Catholic churches and missions of Maryland, Florida, and California. The bell itself evokes both these missions and the Liberty Bell. Representing the identity of Catholic Americans throughout the history of the United States, it rings at once the call of religious devotion and the promise of freedom embodied in the American Founding.