Maura Jane Farrelly
Historian, Brandeis University

Maura Jane Farrelly teaches American studies and journalism at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. She is the author of Papist Patriots (2012), and lives in the Boston area.

Written by Maura Jane Farrelly

Pope John Paul II in Battery Park, New York, 1979. Photo by Gilles Peress/Magnum

Essay/
History
The war on Rome

For centuries, Americans saw the Catholic Church as a dangerous foreign enemy. Not any more. What changed?

Maura Jane Farrelly