Outlook of Freedom; Or, the Roman Catholic Element in American History

Outlook of Freedom; Or, the Roman Catholic Element in American History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... who, like the frogs of Egypt, come into our very bread-troughs. They report secrets learned at the fireside--music teachers gain access to our parlors and drawing-rooms--Jesuits peer into every nook and corner of society--each and all reporting all that will further the interests of the organization. The formation of a native American priesthood is another object contemplated in their report. These, it was thought, would have an advantage over a foreignborn clergy in gaining access to our countrymen. This idea has, to a great extent, been abandoned, as they do not prove as pliant tools as is desirable for the purposes of the church. Prior to the American Revolution, the clergy was composed of Jesuits, educated abroad, as they were denied a collegiate course here, so long as this country remained a colony of Great Britain. The Americanborn were educated in Europe, but the spiritual orders were supplied by immigration from foreign courts and monasteries. The Bishop of Vincennes gives to the Jesuits the credit " of laying the foundations of the church in Maryland. The fathers of the Dominican order have long labored, in Kentucky and Ohio, for the same end. The Lazarists, in Missouri, and the Redemptionists, in Michigan, have done essential service to the American church." Since the Revolution, the Jesuits have opened colleges in different portions of the Union. The report continues, showing the progress in church-building, and the aid received from Europe, by which they have been enabled to adorn them with paintings, utensils and ornaments: " From what has been said, it will be seen that from the commencement, Catholicism in the United States owes its propagation chiefly to spiritual orders, (the Jesuits, ) who oversee all the...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573722
  • 9781236573728