Thursday, November 25, 2010

The First Thanksgiving Was in New Spain

[Marian Horvath, TIA] I have been asked to comment on Thanksgiving, the national holiday commemorating the first successful harvest season of the grim Protestant pilgrims of New England.

“It just doesn’t seem right to celebrate the prospering of a Puritan sect that established a Calvinist theocracy in the Massachusetts Colony that would mercilessly persecute Catholics,” one reader argued.

Such Catholics, gathered around their laden Thanksgiving tables enjoying the company of family and friends, should know a quite consoling fact of American History: the first Thanksgiving on U.S. soil was Catholic.

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1 comment:

Giovanni A. Cattaneo said...

You don't even have to go that far. Squanto the indian that helped the puritans was a Catholic.