July 12, 2017

Timothy Meagher, associate professor, history, was quoted in a Catholic News Service story about artwork in the nation’s capital that highlights the influence of religion in U.S. history.

... Timothy Meagher is an associate professor at The Catholic University of America, archivist and the curator of the American Catholic History Collections at the university. He said the fact that states chose these influential Catholics to represent their states speaks to the diversity of America’s founding and how it didn’t involve just men such as John Winthrop, the famed leader of the Puritans.

“The statues testify in some ways that we think of the country as being founded by the pilgrims, but these Catholics testify to the multiple origins of this country,” Meagher said in an interview with CNS July 6. ...

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