The Indians, a Privileged Class

Pe. Antônio Vieira SJ

Undoing the slanders against the colonization of the Americas In the overseas kingdoms, all are full-fledged citizens This common Catholic mentality meant that the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal did not look upon new possessions as mere colonies or additions, but as parts of themselves: “The basic concept of the Spanish Empire is not what

The Apostolic Zeal of the Conquerors

Christopher Columbus

Undoing slanders against the colonization of America Hundreds of decrees and other documents emanating from the royal authority during the three centuries of Spanish rule in America, similar to those cited in the previous article , attest to the constant and amazing apostolic zeal of the Catholic Kings. They also reveal the wise policy used

Great Success of the Conference ‘Amazon: the Stakes,’ Organized by the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute

Over two hundred people attended the international conference “Amazon: the Stakes,” organized by the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute (IPCO) at the Hotel Quirinale in Rome on Saturday, October 5. The event, followed with great attention and interest, was held under the watchful eye of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, whose image

Was There a “Genocide” of Native Peoples in Iberian America?

Undoing slanders against the colonization of America Introduction How true are the accusations that the Church in America was complicit in the destruction of native peoples and their political, cultural, social, and ethnic annihilation? The best answer to that is another question: Did this “destruction” really occur? The best thing to dispel the specific accusations

The Beginning of Christian Civilization in the Americas

Colombo-2

The great epic Portuguese and Spanish colonization and evangelization of our huge continent What reality did the Europeans who came to America 500 years ago encounter in its beaches and mountains, jungles and plains? Did it correspond to the ‘noble savage’ myth in a paradisical America? It soon became obvious that things were not quite

Indian Tribalism: The Communist-Missionary Ideal for Brazil in the Twenty-First Century (XVII)

Cimi

November 30, 1977 | Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira PART III “Aggiornate” Missionary Voices Section IX The Indian Question, Fuse of an Agrarian Crisis in the Country The multiplicity of pronouncements favoring agrarian reform, sparked by the Indian question, is frightening. It has gone so far as to make one wonder if the desire of stimulating

Indian Tribalism: The Communist-Missionary Ideal for Brazil in the Twenty-First Century (XVI)

November 30, 1977 PART III “Aggiornate” Missionary Voices Section VIII The Indian, the Only Proprietor Contrary to the hostile position it takes towards private property in contemporary society, updated missiology is extremely covetous of the collective property of the Indian tribes. The native, even when settled in one place, does not develop the land such

Venezuela’s Parliament Denounces the Disappearance of 80 Pemon Indians

Rayner Peña reports on Panampost[1] of April 9 (EFE): “Venezula’s Parliament Denounces the Disappearance of 80 Indians” of the Pemon ethnic group since the end of February. “The Venezuelan Parliament’s Interior Policy Committee denounced on Tuesday the disappearance of 80 indigenous Pemons from a region bordering with Brazil” since a confrontation with Venezuelan security forces