Catholics of African descent have been in the Catholic Church in Canada since Canada's pre-independent days, and yet there has been and still is a poverty of pastoral outreach to them. In a richly researched yet enjoyably readable study, Father Enwerem posits that the recent arrival of African missionaries is a good sign for the rejuvenation of Catholicism in Canada, but he suggests that the Church's continuing silence on the presence and contributions of Africans in the historiography of Catholicism in Canada betrays a subtle racism. Compelling and utterly convincing, Hidden and Forgotten addresses the urgent need to correct this incomplete, and therefore false, history of Catholicism in Canada.
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About the Author
After attending seminary in Nigeria and getting a PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University, Toronto, Canada, Iheanyi M. Enwerem, O.P. has spent more than twenty years of priestly ministry as a seminary and university professor in Nigeria and Canada as well as a pastor in four different dioceses in North America, three of which are in Canada. He now serves as priest in the Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.