Critique: Defining Metis: Catholic Missionaries
and the Idea of Civilization in Northwestern Saskatchewan 1845-1898 is a scholarly, in-depth study of how Catholic missionaries
once perceived the indigenous population of western and northern Canadian territory.
But for Catholic missionaries
, understanding culture through anthropological research is essential to their work.
Another observation, of this section of the book and more generally, is that its focus is primarily on Catholic missionaries
However, in a modern history, the first batch of Catholic missionaries
to have arrived in the country was in mid 1800.
Responding in large part to the doubts awakened by Illich's article, more than 500 missionaries had left the field by 1970, and numbers continued to drop through the 1970s, so that by 1979 there were only about 2,300 American Catholic missionaries
left in Latin America.
The battles Chinese Catholics were forced to fight against the government also drew in Catholic missionaries
and the secular and religious powers from their home countries, meaning this segment of history was not two sides, good versus evil, but the complex interactions between a variety of secular and religious entities.
No index is provided, but the book does close with statistics on the number of Irish Catholic missionaries
per country and a list of organizations included in the survey of the Irish Missionary Union.
The Protestant clergymen focus on medical care next to pastoral care; Catholic missionaries
fix their attention more on schooling, hygiene, and the emancipation of women.
Lara's extensively illustrated study traces the cultural history of Mexico's 16th-century missionary enterprise as seen primarily through the works of Catholic missionaries
and native, primarily Aztec, populations.
Pope Benedict XVI said Catholic missionaries
around the world face real danger.
The early colonial history of French Indochina arguably started with the slow push by French Catholic missionaries
sent to the Far East from the mid-seventeenth century onward.
Huang's paper "Colonial Trade and Baroque Art in Spanish America," is a study of how Roman Catholic missionaries
to Mexico from the 16th through the 18th centuries helped shape the self images and self expressions of some of Mexico's indigenous peoples.
The Catholic missionaries
deplored the "ungodly" practice of bare-breasted women.
He said Liverpool should not be remembered just as a slave port, but as an important staging post for Catholic missionaries
from Ireland who travelled to Nigeria in the 18th and 19th centuries.
In 2001, Benedict's predecessor, John Paul II, issued a formal apology to the indigenous peoples of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands for injustices perpetrated by Catholic missionaries