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Painting of John F. Kennedy with his arms crossed

Detail from the official White House portrait of John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic president of the United States. By Aaron Shikler, 1969. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to this subject guide on Religion (specifically Catholicism) and Citizenship. This topic pertains broadly to the relationship between religion and national or ethnic identity. The term could be related on the one hand, for example, to distinctive ethnic experiences and practices of Catholicism, and on the other, to anti-Catholic materials which at least tacitly question the national loyalty of Catholics. It will connect the user with electronic collections, to links that will search the Catholic Portal for relevant materials, to official Church teaching, and additional reliable information on Catholics as citizens from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. We hope you will find this guide useful.

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