Sunday, January 25, 2004

Book Review: Catholic Evangelists?

Fascinating book by Jeffrey Martlett, a professor at the The College of St. Rose. The book, Saving the Heartland traces the brief history of Catholic motor missionaries in the US Midwest. Protestants and Pentecsotals were not the only ones barnstorming around the Midwest in the twenties, thrities, and forties. For the brief period when we had radios but not TVs, the "Catholic Rural Problem" was being addressed by these traveling priests and laity. An interesting study of a piece of American religious history that I knew absolutely nothing about before reading this book.

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