Faith and Fury


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The Ruse of Catholicism During the Civil War

By Fr. Charles P. Connor

In the bloody war that split our nation, American bishops worked for the success of the Union… and of the Confederacy! Fr. Charles Connor shows how in the nineteenth century and on both sides of the conflict, the Church in America was a combination of visionary leadership and moral blindness – much as it is today. From consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of both sides, Catholics today will discover ways to bridge the gulf that divides so many in our Church – and in our nation. 272 pages. Paperback.