The Menace, a weekly anti-Catholic newspaper, screamed to readers about predatory priests, women enslaved in convents and a Roman Catholic plot to take over America. (Photo courtesy Library of Congress/TNS)
The Menace, a weekly anti-Catholic newspaper, screamed to readers about predatory priests, women enslaved in convents and a Roman Catholic plot to take over America. (Photo courtesy Library of Congress/TNS) Handout TNS
The Menace, a weekly anti-Catholic newspaper, screamed to readers about predatory priests, women enslaved in convents and a Roman Catholic plot to take over America. (Photo courtesy Library of Congress/TNS) Handout TNS

A century ago, a popular Missouri newspaper demonized a religious minority: Catholics

December 10, 2015 02:09 PM