Catholic New York City

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Catholic New York City celebrates the religious and cultural life f one of the largest Catholic populations in the world. The first Catholic church was founded in the 1780s, and the diocese was subsequently founded in 1808, when there were only a few priests in the entire state. The 1879 completion of the country's best-known Catholic church, St. Patrick's Cathedral, was a crowning moment in New York City's Catholic history. Between 1850 and 1900, the Catholic population of New York City grew from 200,000 to more than 1.2 million due to a tremendous influx of Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and other European immigrants. Throughout the last 200 years, the city has been home to a wide range of fascinating Catholic personalities, places, and events.
ISBN: 9780738565514
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 191
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Richard Panchyk is the author of 15 books, including German New York City. He has studied 19th-century immigration to New York City for the past 20 years. Using photographs culled from his extensive collection of images and from the Library of Congress, he offers a closer look at the many facets of Catholic life in New York City. Edward Cardinal Egan, former archbishop of New York, provides the foreword.
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