cahenslyism definition

  • noun:
    • an idea proposed into Pope in 1891 by P. P. Cahensly, a member of this German parliament, to divide the foreign-born populace of the United States, for ecclesiastical purposes, based on European nationalities, also to appoint bishops and priests of like competition and talking the exact same language since the greater part of the people in a diocese or congregation. This plan of action ended up being successfully opposed because of the US party in Church.
    • a strategy, recommended in 1891, and caused by Peter Paul Cahensly (a member for the German Reichstag and president associated with Leo Society for the protection of German immigrants in america), to appoint to those Roman Catholic sees and parishes in the United States, where there could be a dominant or huge international populace, bishops and priests of the same nationality, to protect their particular spiritual customs and practices; by expansion, the propagation of foreignism among Roman Catholics in the usa.
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