The video below boasts, “America loves Italy” and features a Fiat car driving through American towns with Italian names.
If that is the case then America loves Catholicism even more, since thousands of towns and places are named for Catholic saints, themes, and objects. Consider the following:
In California: San Diego, San Miguel, San Francisco, San Bernadino, San Clemente, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles (aka Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de la Porciuncula), Santa Cruz, Santa Clarita, Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley, San Gabriel Mountains
In Texas: Corpus Christi, San Antonio
In Florida: St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Port St. Lucie, Santa Rosa Island, St. George Island, Port St. Joe.
And these are just three states! The map at the upper right (which you can click to enlarge) shows thousands of cities, towns, and places named for saints and things Catholic.
What’s in a name? Usually history, honor, and respect. If so, then Catholicism has left its mark on this country whether the secularists like it or not. I wonder when and if they will sue to remove these sorts of names as St Petersburg, Russia once became Leningrad.
Meanwhile, let me borrow the video’s claim and say, “America loves Catholicism!”