Podcast Episode 13: Interview with Maura Jane Farrelly
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In this podcast, Art Remillard speaks with Maura Jane Farrelly about her new book, Papist Patriots: The Making of an American Catholic Identity. Farrelly is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brandeis University, where she also directs the Journalism Program. During this conversation, Farrelly discusses how Catholics in colonial Maryland came to accept what Jesuit theologian John Courtney Murray has called the “American consensus.” However, unlike Murray who stressed the role of natural law theology, Papist Patriots examines the unique and complicated experiences of Catholics in the colony. Farrelly concludes with a reflection on how her work—to include her JSR article, “Catholics in the Early South”—might influence the broader telling of southern religious history.