Historic burials of children found in St. Augustine


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — An archaeological dig in St. Augustine continues to marvel scientists and historians. More burials have been found, and some are children’s graves. They are children who may have been some of the earliest colonists in St. Augustine

CHR Comment: Parish records illustrate the higher mortality rate for children in the earlier years of settlement, according to the report.

Source: firstcoastnews.com | Historic burials of children found in St. Augustine


What Really Happened in Salem in 1692. Author Interview with Stacy Schiff

CHR Comment: A Pulitzer Prize winning author offers a cautionary tale about fear and faith. The witch trials were a classic example of overreaction and mob mentality that led to injustice. The decisions in this case damaged the authority of the churches in colonial America. The author points out that “Mercy goes missing.”

Source: The Witches: What Really Happened In Salem In 1692 — An All Together Conversation With Stacy Schiff

State Churches in Colonial America

Peter Manseau offered this interesting editorial about Christianity and the history of the United States, noting that the nation was not a Christian nation from its founding, although that might be debated. Congregationalism and Church of England were established churches in colonial America. Rhode Island was the first state to grant freedom of Religion. Massachusetts did not disestablish the Protestant church there until 1834.

America is not a “Christian” nation
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