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Quiz: The History of American Catholicism

How well do you know American Catholic history? Do you know when the first parish was established in the United States, or which saint was named an honorary U.S. citizen?

As America’s Catholic Church, the Basilica is proud to represent the rich history of our nation’s Catholicism alongside Marian devotions from around the world throughout its art and architecture. This Independence Day, as we celebrate the heritage of the United States, we invite you to test your knowledge about American Catholicism – take the quiz below.

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