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How many Catholics are in America?
Almost 24 percent of the 301 million US Citizens are Catholics.
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Many Catholics in England supported King Charles 1 and she rewarded them with land in America What colony was founded on that land?
The colony of Maryland was founded on that land in America.
to escape a kingdom that did not allow them to worship freely
Ursulines Academy in New Orleans, established in 1727 in the French colony of Louisiana.
There are between 1.2 and 1.3 billion Catholics in the world. There are about 1.2 to 1.3 billion Catholics in the world as of 2011. It is the Catholic Church, not the Roman Ca…tholic Church. "Roman" was a slang term first used in England after the protestant revolt to denote the Christian Church.
Saint Augustine Florida is the oldest European city in the United States. The city was founded by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on September 8, 1565. Martin Francisco Lopez de Me…ndoza Grajales became first parish priest of St. Augustine, the first established parish in the United States. Its church records, dating from 1594, are preserved in the archives of the present cathedral. St. Ignatius was founded in 1641 by Jesuits who arrived on the Ark and the Dove to assist in the forming of a new English Colony. St. Ignatius is located in Port Tobacco, Maryland on Chapel Point road. It remains the oldest continuously serving catholic church in the United States.
Maryland was established by Lord Calvert as a refuge for persecuted English Catholics.
In 1565 Spaniards founded the first Catholic settlement in North America in Saint Augustine, Florida.
Both religions came to America trying to find separation from the English religious turmoil. Not all Protestants came to America at first, but the non-Anglican sects did becau…se they did not want to admit King Henry VIII was the head of the Church of England. The Catholics came over mainly when Maryland was created originally intended to be a haven for Catholics but, because of financial regions, had both Protestants and Catholics. Eventually, lots more people wanted to come over.
The majority of people are catholic in South and Central America because almost the entire continent was colonized by Spane and Portugual - in the 16th centuries - both were f…anatically Catholic countries.
Christopher Columbus was a Roman Catholic, so 1492 was the first contact we know about. The first Spanish settlement was founded by Columbus on his second voyage in 1493…, on the island of Hispanola.
the catholics came to America in the 1600's for religious freedom.they were also unhappy with their system of government in their homeland.
Thousands. Possibly Tens of Thousands. Maybe more. A lot. There are several in every major city. I live in Baltimore and can think of more than ten in the area without even st…opping to think about it. They are everywhere. More private schools in America are run by the Catholic Church (or one of its many religious orders) than any other single denomination or organization. Often, in an area, Catholic private schools are more affordable than non-Catholic private schools.
It's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the… official Catholic Church. As for Popes born in North America, that would be a running total of exactly none.