Father Cantalamessa—“The First Evangelization of the American Continent”

Posted by Kendall Harmon

...our subject in this meditation is the third great wave of evangelization that followed the discovery of the New World....

I will briefly summarize the main headings of the growth of this missionary enterprise. Let me begin with an observation. Along with the faith, Christian Europe also exported its own divisions. By the end of the great missionary wave, the American continent would exactly reproduce the situation that existed in Europe: a Catholic majority in the south, and a corresponding Protestant majority in the north. We will only deal here with the evangelization of Latin America, which happened first, immediately after the discovery of the New World.

Read it all.

Filed under: * Christian Life / Church LifeChurch HistoryParish MinistryPreaching / Homiletics* International News & CommentaryEurope* Religion News & CommentaryOther ChurchesRoman Catholic

0 Comments Posted December 20, 2011 at 4:37 am

To comment on this article: To article and comments

<< Back to main page

The URL for this article is http://www.kendallharmon.net/t19/index.php/t19/article/40295/

© 2014 Kendall S. Harmon. All rights reserved.

For original material from Titusonenine (such as articles and commentary by Dr. Harmon) permission to copy and distribute free of charge is granted, provided this notice, the logo, and the web site address are visible on all copies. For permission for use in for-profit publications, please email KSHarmon[at]mindspring[dot]com