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American CatholicThe Politics of Faith During the Cold War$
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D. G. Hart

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501700576

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501700576.001.0001

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Public Duty, Private Faith

Public Duty, Private Faith

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(p.41) 2 Public Duty, Private Faith
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American Catholic
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D. G. Hart

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501700576.003.0003

This chapter discusses the Catholic church's concerns about Paul Blanshard and the nerve he apparently hit as Blanshard considered Roman Catholics in the United States a threat. It highlights the formation of a committee to respond to the spate of anti-Catholicism by assembling a group that consists of a political scientist, a theologian, and a philosopher to answer the charges of anti-Americanism. It also describes Blanshard's case that was alarming for Roman Catholics from different sides of the Americanist controversy. The chapter cites that the American liberal had shown bias against the church's ethical teaching, from contraception to divorce. It explains how Americanism began to lose its stigma as a heresy even while setting into motion questions about Roman Catholic identity.

Keywords:   Roman Catholics, anti-Catholicism, anti-Americanism, Americanist controversy, American liberal, Americanism, Roman Catholic identity

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