Religion: Father & Son

Viva il Presidente! Viva il Presidente! rang the streets of Castel Gandolfo, the Papal summer residence, as excited Italian villagers last week cheered the arrival of a man they thought was president of the U.S.

No Catholic has ever been elected President of the U. S. Only two Catholics have ever been appointed Chief Justice (Roger B. Taney and Edward D. White) and only one sits on the U. S. Supreme Court today (Pierce Butler). Only Catholic in Episcopalian Franklin Roosevelt's Cabinet is Postmaster General Farley. Only Catholic ever to be nominated for...

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