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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570752698
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: American Catholic Identities Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Pt. 1 The Backwoods Frontier
Introduction 1
Kentucky 4
1 Early Catholic Emigrants as Depicted by Martin John Spalding, 1785-95 4
2 A Pioneer Reports Back to Maryland, ca. 1791 6
3 Reverend Stephen Badin Informs Bishop John Carroll of Affairs in Kentucky, 1796-1810 7
4 Reverend Charles Nerinckx Describes the Hard Life of a Missionary, 1805 9
5 A Dominican Complains of the Severity of Pastors Badin and Nerinckx, 1806 11
6 Bishop Flaget's Report to the Pope, 1815 11
The Old Southwest 14
7 Indian Attacks as Described by Father Marie Joseph Dunand, ca. 1817 14
8 Bishop Louis William DuBourg's Arrival at St. Louis, 1818 16
9 Bishop Joseph Rosati's Report on the Progress of the Church in St. Louis, 1830 16
10 Reverend Mathias Loras Tells His Mother of His Missionary Life in Alabama, 1830 18
11 Bishop Richard Pius Miles's Report to the Leopoldine Society, 1840 19
12 Father John Odin's Early Efforts in Texas, 1842 21
The Old Northwest 23
13 Reverend Demetrius Gallitzin on the Founding of Loretto and His Contention with Thomas Elder, 1800 23
14 Bishop Edward Fenwick Begs Reverend Stephen Badin for Help [1827] 24
15 Bishop Simon Brute's Report to Rome, 1836 26
16 Reverend Joseph Kundek's Report on German Settlements, 1839 27
17 Bishop William Quarter Writes of the Early Years of the Diocese of Chicago, 1845 29
Pt. 2 The Fur-Gathering Frontier
Introduction 31
The Great Lakes 33
18 Gabriel Richard's Account of the Church in the Michigan Territory, 1826 33
19 Account of Samuel Mazzuchelli, O.P., of the Mission of Green Bay, 1831 35
20 Reverend John Mary Irenaeus St. Cyr on the Beginning of the Catholic Church in Chicago, 1833 37
21 Vincent Roy's Recollections of La Pointe, 1840 39
Beyond the Mississippi 40
22 A Missionary at Pembina Presents His Bishop with Cases of Conscience, 1819 41
23 Reverend Benedict Roux Tells of the Unpromising Beginnings of Kansas City, Missouri, 1834 43
24 Archbishop Blanchet's Later Account of His First Visit to the Settlers of the Willamette Valley in 1839 44
25 Reverend Joseph Williams's Poor Opinion of Roman Catholic Trappers, 1842 46
26 Bishop Thomas Grace's Impression of the Metis of the Red River Valley, 1861 48
Pt. 3 Sacred Contests in the West
Introduction 51
Native American Contacts 57
27 A Missionary Speaks with Keokuk, a Kickapoo Prophet, 1835 57
28 A Priest Describes the Hardships of Western Travel, 1850 58
29 Indians Speak to Missionary Visitors, 1866 and 1870 59
30 A Jesuit Priest Recalls His Mission Days, ca. 1870s 60
31 An Army Chaplain's View of the Indian Missions, 1883 63
32 Thoughts about Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J., 1887 65
33 An Appeal to Mother Katharine Drexel, 1899 67
34 Observations of Mother Katharine Drexel in the Oklahoma Territory, 1902 69
Great Basin Conflicts 72
35 A Spanish Priest Comments on Early Indian Catholicism, 1775 72
36 Protestant Clergy Remark on the Dangers of Catholicism in the West, ca. 1865 72
37 Sister Frederica McGrath, D.C., Responds to Criticism in the Nevada Legislature, 1873 73
38 The First Utah Priest Reports on the Catholic Presence among Mormons, 1876 75
39 A Report to Europeans about the Progress of Catholicism in Utah, 1882 79
40 Catholic Comment on Two Important Elements of Faith, 1917 86
Catholic-to-Catholic Conflicts 87
41 Letter from a Missionary Leaving His Post, 1851 87
42 Concerns about the Arrival of Nuns to the Minnesota Frontier, 1857 89
43 The Hardships of Missionary Life, 1865 91
44 An Account of a Group of Dissident Catholics on the Minnesota Frontier, 1871 92
45 A Statement concerning National Clashes between Catholics, 1910 93
Pt. 4 Migrant Lives to Settlement
Introduction 103
The Overland Trail 109
46 Instructions of Two Bishops to the Northwest Pioneers, 1830s 109
47 An Interrupted Migration by Irish Catholics, ca. 1840 111
48 The Conversion of a Well-Known Pioneer in the Northwest, 1844 112
49 A Catholic Family Seeks a Catholic Community, 1844 113
50 Church Conditions in the Pacific Northwest, ca. 1850 115
51 Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family Arrive in Oregon, 1919 117
Migration to Settlement 119
52 An Invitation to Join the Catholic Settlements of Kansas, 1860 119
53 A New Congregation Established in St. Louis, 1872 120
54 A Chaplain Speaks for Building Catholic Institutions, 1883 122
55 Expression of Gratitude to the Mercy Sister for Their Service, 1908 123
56 Diary of a Priest on a Chapel Car, 1909 124
57 Catholicism for Hispanics in the Twentieth-Century West, 1913 and 1914 126
Bonanza Camps and Urban Centers 128
58 A Report from an American Bishop to His French Colleagues, 1842 128
59 Priestly Recollections of a Montana Christmas, 1865 130
60 Priestly Recollections of a Colorado Christmas, 1888 135
61 A Priest's Montana Diary, 1880s 136
62 A Marriage Appeal to the Catholic Youth of the West, 1914 139
63 The Urbanization of Western Catholic Education, 1920 140
Pt. 5 The Pacific Slope - "When Others Rushed In"
Introduction 143
California: Reestablishment and Growth 145
64 Jose De la Guerra Describes the State of the Church in California, 1849 145
65 The Daughters of Charity Arrive in San Francisco and Face Opposition, 1852 150
66 Last Will and Testament of Rosa Ruiz De Avila of Los Angeles, 1854 152
67 The Daughters of Charity Arrive in Los Angeles, 1856 153
68 Letter of a French Missionary in Southern California, 1856 155
69 Constitution of a Purgatorial Society in Los Angeles, ca. 1860 157
70 Synod Legislation Changing Hispanic Religious Customs in the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles, 1862, 1876 158
71 Archbishop Alemany's Dispute with the Jesuits over Parochial Property, 1862 159
72 Christian Brothers Adapt Their Course of Studies for American Students, 1868 161
Hawai'i and Alaska 161
73 Hawaiian Catholics of Moloka'i Request Priests for Their Island, 1857 161
74 Catholics on Maui Build a Church, 1865 162
75 Father Damien Describes the Life of a Missionary in Hawai'i, 1869 164
76 Robert Louis Stevenson Defends the Reputation of Father Damien, 1900 167
77 Dedication Speech for the School of the Sacred Heart Sisters, 1909 168
78 Father Joseph Cataldo, S.J., Reviews the History of the Church in Alaska, 1903 169
79 Memoirs of a Missionary about Students at Holy Cross Mission, Alaska, 1907 173
80 Mother Amadeus Dunne, O.S.U., Raises Funds for the Ursuline Sisters in Alaska, ca. 1912 174
81 A Native Alaskan Writes His Bishop about the Eskimo Deacon Program, 1970 175
Pt. 6 The Southwest
Introduction 179
Hispanic Traditions 181
82 Tejanos Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1841 181
83 Padre Antonio Martinez of Taos Preaches on the Fourth of July, 1860 182
84 Missionaries Visit Tucson and Mission San Xavier del Bac, 1864 185
85 Journey of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to Tucson, 1870 186
86 Changes in Celebrating the Feast of St. Augustine, Patron of Tucson, 1881-82 189
87 Yuma Indians Bury Their Dead, Yuma, Arizona, 1894 190
88 Death of a Convert at St. Michael's Mission, Arizona, 1914 191
89 Vincentians Begin Ministry in Dallas among Exiles of the Mexican Revolution, 1914 193
Conflicts 193
90 Ending Hispanic Religious Traditions at Santa Clara College, California, 1851-52 193
91 A French Bishop and His Vicar Conflict with a New Mexican Priest, 1854 195
92 Padre Antonio Martinez of Taos Protests Bishop Jean Lamy's Tithes, 1856 197
93 Bishop Jean Lamy's Regulations for the Penitente Brotherhood in New Mexico, 1856 199
94 A New Mexican Layman Explains the Role of Catholicism for Hispanics, 1878 202
95 A Morada of the Penitentes Described by a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament, 1906 204
96 Intermingling of Religious Customs at Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, ca. 1895 205
Afterword 209
97 A National Catholic Rural Life Conference Testimony before Congress, 1984 215
98 The Demise of a Country Parish, 1997 216
Additional Suggested Readings 219
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