Out of Reverence for the Apostle to Maryland

White House north and south sides

F. Tupper Saussy on the real meaning of the term, “White House:”

“Maryland historians trace the juridical origins of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States to a Patuxent Indian chieftain’s wigwam, which Andrew White denoted in his diary “the first chapel of Maryland.”  White introduced Roman Catholicism to the Patuxents, Anacostics, and Piscataways on real estate that today comprises the District of Columbia.  It’s quite probable that the District of Columbia’s executive mansion was termed “White House” less because of a color of exterior paint than out of reverence for the Apostle to Maryland.  Every utterance of “White House” should fill the historically knowledgeable Jesuit with pride in his Society’s achievements.”

~Rulers of Evil: Useful Knowledge About Governing Bodies, Chapter 18

 

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