Eddie Patterson's Friends, 1943
The Commission on American Citizenship was established at the request of Pope Pius XI in 1938, when the Pope asked the U.S. Bishops to create a series of educational materials promoting Christian democracy, a counter to the totalitarianism raging in Europe at the time. The result was the Commission on American Citizenship, which created a series of texts and teaching materials that did as the Pope requested. The materials were used in most U.S. Catholic schools from the 1940s through the 1970s.
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"Eddie Patterson's Friends," These Are Our People - Faith and Freedom series, The Catholic University of America Commission on American Citizenship Collection, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, Box 5