The 1492 Project: America’s Catholic Destiny
America’s destiny is tied to Catholicism, and many wonders will come about once it is realized.
The 1492 Project is a multi-part series to analyze America’s Catholic Founding.
Orestes Brownson, an American Catholic and writer, once referred to the task of converting America in Aspirations of Nature as “a thing every Catholic desires, prays for, and to some extent, no doubt, works for, although perhaps not with as much earnestness, zeal, and hopefulness as the impatience of us converts demands.”1
This first and second installations of this series traced America’s Catholic history to the founding in 1492. Christopher Columbus’ voyage paved the way for Catholic France and Spain to create colonies in the New World. Though the colonies failed to form a genuine “Northern Rim of Christendom,” the initial founding of America was Catholic.2
The Puritans laid what would become Protestant America's foundation, greatly influencing American philosophy. Protestant America would solidify itself into the United States, which had elements of both Freemasonry and Deism. However, the basic political structure left the potential for a Catholic America.
The final installation of The 1492 Project will discuss this series's ultimate goal: the reversion to Catholicism in America.
Before this mission can begin, three clear points must be established: Baptizing the nation is the truest form of patriotism for American Catholics, but in doing so we must reject the problematic Americanist heresy and recognize that America’s destiny is linked to Catholicism.