John Shepherd, associate archivist of the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives of CUA, was quoted in a Catholic News Service Story on the effect of World War I on Catholics in the United States. He and Maria Mazzenga, education archivist, were interviewed in a series of videos on the topic, featuring materials from the University Archives. See the article and videos below.

'Great War' brought Catholics, bishops into mainstream of U.S. society

From: Catholic News Service (via the Boston Globe) Date: August 1, 2014 Author: Mark Pattison

... "There was a lot of anti-Catholic feeling in the country before the war, based on the large amount of Catholic immigrants coming into the country," said W. John Shepherd, an associate archivist at American Catholic Research Center at The Catholic University of America in Washington, where he has worked for the past 25 years."I think the war was very important to Catholics to show themselves and the rest of the country -- anybody who's paying attention -- that they could be devout Catholics and loyal patriots," Shepherd said. ...

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