Fr. John Bapst, SJ, and the “Know Nothings”

Fr. John Bapst, SJ, and the “Know Nothings”

ACH051: Before he was the first president of Boston College, Jesuit Fr. John Bapst served Catholics as a pastor in Maine. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how Fr. Bapst ran afoul of the anti-Catholic Know Nothings, courageously standing up for his faith and his people to the point of tarring and feathering.

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