Lessons Learned Through Cultural Indoctrination – Msgr. Stuart Swetland
By applying Catholic Social Teaching to the historical experience of the Church in the New World, Msgr. Stuart Swetland looks at the ways Catholics engaged in mission and inculturation in the Americas, and the positive and negative lessons that can be learned. This 2007 Deep in History lecture is a constructive look at the saints and sinners who brought their faith to the New World, and what we can learn from their successes and mistakes.
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-What is the greatest sin of the 20th century according to the popes? Do you agree? Why or why not?
-What do you think about the statement, “We live in an age that is skeptical of words, but convinced by witnesses?”
-How does Msgr. Swetland view the need for Catholic dedication to protection of religious freedom in America, especially in light of the persecution of Catholics in the history of America?
-What do you think is the most striking lesson or thought that Msgr. Swetland brought up in his talk?