Isaac Hecker and the Journey of Catholic America

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The United States was founded on the ideals of religious liberty and individualism, concepts that may seem diametrically opposed to Roman Catholicism. But in the 1800s one man sought to show that Catholicism and Americanism are not incompatible. Using popular communication methods of his day, Fr. Isaac Hecker became a courageous voice for Catholicism in 19th century America, and his cause for sainthood is moving along in Rome, now declared a Servant of God. This film features the voices of Martin Sheen, Matt McCoy, Bob Gunton, as well as interviews from some of the leading historians and clergy in North America.