Patriotism

When Jesus said
"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's,
and render unto God that which is God's"
(Matthew 15:21),

he told us in order to be a good Catholic we must also be a good citizen.

As Catholic Citizens, we are well aware of the many blessings bestowed upon us
by virtue of living in the United States of America.  We are also keenly aware of
the contributions and sacrifices made by Catholics that led to both the establishment and the maintenance of this great land.  Finally, we are aware of our obligation to support our great country.

Did you know ...
Catholics in the history of our great nation:

       Lord Baltimore
       Thomas Dongan
       Bishop John Carroll
       Charles Carroll
       Father Joseph O'Callaghan
       Father Jean de Brebeuf
       Father Pierre De Smet
       Christopher Columbus
       Commodore John Barry
       St. Isaac Jogues
       Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
       St. Junipero Serra
       Casimir Pulaski
       St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
       Fr. Michael J. McGivney
       S.K. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
       Eugene McCarthy
       William J. Brennan, Jr.
       Clarence Thomas
       Antonin Scalia
       John Roberts
       Anthony M. Kennedy
       Samuel Alito
       Father Vincent Capoddano
       Father Charles J. Watters
       Father Angelo Liteky

By no means is this list a complete list, but it does show that Catholics
have made significant contributions to the discovery, exploration, colonization, establishment and maintenance of this great country.

As Fourth Degrees, we honor their contributions by our patriotism. 
Patriotism can be as simple as:
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Patriotism, like Catholic spirituality, is personal.