The catholic church did not build the USA. That’s more important, I think. Not to single out the catholic church by any means.
Actually the USA is part of Western Civilization, of which our Founding Fathers were beneficiaries.
Where would our great country be today without the Bible, which some monks sacrificed their vision to transcribe, and not to mention the copies of the ancient writers wich the Church preserved and Jefferson read; I have no intent to degrade Protestants here, but only to state some facts.
Also, by the way, three of our Founding Fathers were Catholics: