By James J. Hennesey

ISBN-10: 0195032683

ISBN-13: 9780195032680

Written through one of many most popular historians of yank Catholicism, this ebook provides a finished background of the Roman Catholic Church in the USA from colonial instances to the current. Hennesey examines, specifically, minority Catholics and advancements within the western a part of the USA, a quarter usually ignored in non secular histories.

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The church wardens then elected the Capuchin as their pastor. Walsh's position was effectively undercut. He died in 1806. The United States had taken over a territory with a church-state tradition substantially different from that which developed under the Articles of Confederation and was continuing to develop under the new Federal Constitution. The superior of the Ursuline convent at New Orleans, Sister Therese Farjon, inquired of both President Thomas Jefferson and Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore what impact the American system would have on the sisters and the property they had received from the previous government.

Pierre and Miquelon off Newfoundland, went to Britain in the 1763 Treaty of Paris. NEW FRANCE 29 Suppression of the Society of Jesus in France ended organized Jesuit mission work in the Illinois and Ottawa country in 1763. Only Sebastien Meurin stayed on until his death at Prairie du Rocher in 1777, four years after Pope Clement XIV decreed the worldwide end of his order. With the forced departure of the Jesuits, religious ministry in the vast Illinois territory dwindled almost to the vanishing point.

The great Indian leader Tecumseh died fighting for the British in 1813, and intermittent struggles continued until the defeat of the Sauk and Fox under chief Black Hawk in 1832. Within a dozen years the greater part of the Indian population had been removed to the TransMississippi West. The era of the French missions was over. They were themselves long gone from the scene. A new Catholic population was coming. Representative of it was Colonel John Francis Hamtramck, of Luxemburg descent and a veteran of the Revolution.

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