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    Black Catholicism in America and Slavery

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    1. Who were the key players (Catholic priests, black slaves/freedman and their descendants) and the geographic locations where Catholicism arose in the Americas?

    2. What were some of the arguments for and against Christianizing slaves from slaveholders and missionaries? What were the difficulties and challenges for the "Christianizers"? How did the slaves respond to the various efforts? How might you have responded to these efforts?

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    1. Who were the key players (Catholic priests, black slaves/freedman and their descendants) and the geographic locations where Catholicism arose in the Americas?

    Catholicism arrived in America mostly through immigration mostly out of Europe (Germany first and then Italy and Eastern Europe). It is believed that the first Catholics in the United States were Spanish missionaries who arrived with Christopher Columbus. They developed missions in states now known as Texas, Georgia, Florida, California and New Mexico. Later in the 18th century, French colonizers developed missions in largely currently French-populated areas such as Louisiana and Missouri. The first Catholic diocese in the United States was established in Baltimore of which John Carroll was the first bishop. The first cardinal was John McCloskey.

    Key players include:

    John Carroll - first bishop and archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. He is known as ...

    Solution Summary

    This document attempts to shed some light on slavery in America and Catholicism's role in it. Black Catholicism in America and Slavery is analyzed.

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