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Frontiers of FaithBringing Catholicism to the West in the Early Republic$
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John R. Dichtl

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124865

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124865.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Frontiers of Faith
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John R. Dichtl

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124865.003.0008

Two years after the war had ended through the Treaty of Paris and only months after he had been appointed as head of the missions of the United States's Roman Catholic Church, Father John Carroll described the potential farmlands, the rich forests, and the Mississippi to a European colleague. His friend was asked to convince American Catholics to undergo training overseas then come back home to serve, as there was a critical shortage of clergymen. Aside from how older parishes were rapidly growing, several Catholics were found to be moving towards the west as there may have also been incentives such as liberal land grant offers for Clergymen support. Since Protestants would willingly supply land to attract Roman Catholic priests, these Catholic-Protestant relations proved to have improved during the American Revolution.

Keywords:   American Revolution, Father John Carroll, Protestants, Clergymen, Roman Catholic priests, Catholic-Protestant relations

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