Catholic theologian who led the united states through large societal changes on the convert of the 20th century. He examined at Catholic School of America, ultimately gaining a Ph.D., at the same time when slaves had been newly emancipated as well as the Industrial Trend was beginning. Viewing the issue on public reform as individualism against collectivism, he discovered a middle surface in natural laws theory that presented the Catholic Cathedral. He was created within a Irish Catholic homesteader family members in Vermillion, Minnesota. Thomas Merton was another important Catholic thinker and writer.