Leo XIII’s Great Encyclical on Columbus

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.