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In God’s EmpireFrench Missionaries and the Modern World$
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Owen White and J.P. Daughton

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195396447

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.001.0001

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When Catholic Worlds Collide: French Missionaries and Ecclesiastical Politics in Louisiana, 1803–1845

When Catholic Worlds Collide: French Missionaries and Ecclesiastical Politics in Louisiana, 1803–1845

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(p.29) 1 When Catholic Worlds Collide: French Missionaries and Ecclesiastical Politics in Louisiana, 1803–1845
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In God’s Empire
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Michael Pasquier

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.003.0001

This chapter explores ecclesiastical politics in the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas in the early nineteenth century. Faced with a large population of slaves and free people of color, French missionary conceptions of Catholicism collided with centuries-old local religious customs and traditions in New Orleans, causing romantic notions of the missionary life to vanish. By scrutinizing the intricacies of ecclesiastical politics in Louisiana, the chapter examines how missionary perceptions of Catholic New Orleans contrasted with the realities of life a world away from the confined corridors of French seminaries and the elite gatherings of the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide in Rome.

Keywords:   Louisiana, Florida, slavery, Haiti, New Orleans, ecclesiastical politics

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