The American Catholic, Donald R. McClarey: Another Columbus Day is upon us, and I always observe it with a post on the discoverer of the new world. The official observance this year in the US is on October 12 the date of the discovery of the New World. I have posted before the Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on the 400th anniversary of the discovery. This year we will take a closer look at his words, with comments interspersed by me. Read in full here.