Do you know who was the first Catholic martyr in what is now known as the United States of America? What about the name of a convert to the Faith whose father is one of greats in American literature? Or the renowned baseball player who converted to Catholicism along with his wife and children - hint: he hit a record-setting 755 home runs?
Or what about the name of the Italian Catholic bandleader who started the New Year’s Eve tradition of playing Auld Lang Syne?
America is studded with great, and not so great, Catholic moments. Here to share some of these moments with us is Thomas Craughwell, the compiler of this unique perpetual calendar by the name of -- yep, you guessed it – America’s Great (and not so great) Catholic moments.