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Rev John Carroll
Birth: Jan. 8, 1735
Upper Marlboro
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1815
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

1st Catholic US Bishop & Archbishop in America's Colonies. Preached at the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Co-Cathedral, Baltimore, MD, and delivered sermons in old St. Peter's church to Protestants. He established both Catholic and non-Catholic schools,was Founder of Georgetown University, the president of the Female Humane Charity School of Baltimore, one of three trustees for St. John's College at Annapolis, head of the Library Company, the pioneer of the Maryland Historical Society, and President of the trustees of Baltimore College. Archbishop John pressed Congress for a constitutional provision for the protection and maintenance of religious liberty, and is credited with the portion of the Constitution, which declares that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States (Article Sixth, Section 3) and also the first amendment, passed this same year by the first Congress, that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." A total of 24 of the 25 colonial priests voted for Father Carroll to be the eyes and the ears of the Pope. He, and these other bishops started St. Mary's College and Seminary. He was asked to lay the corner-stone of Washington's Monument in Baltimore but was too ill to do it, as much as he was a beloved supporter and friend of President Gen. George Washington. Actually, they were related. Father Carroll was brother of Daniel Carroll who was appointed by President George Washington to the Commission to locate the new US Capital, and was instrumental in the selection of the present site of Washington, DC, served as one of its first commissioners, laid the cornerstone of the White House in 1800, and signed the Constitution from the State of Maryland. (bio by: Mrstinylady) 
 
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Basilica of the Assumption
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 20, 1998
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- Zix Danziger
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014
Cardinal John Carroll: pray for us on this day of your birth, happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014

- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014
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