Without doubt, the best recent paper written about Christopher Columbus can be found in Solange Hertz (RIP)'s ON THE CONTRARY. What I read I had never heard before in my life. Called Discovering Columbus she gives a history of the man and the attempts to undermine his Catholicism and that of the Spanish Queen Isabella of Spain. Oh how I want every Catholic on this forum to read this truth so that Columbus can be seen as the saint he was and not what 'the masters of disinformation' have portrayed him as.
"Already on Holy Thursday, March 28, 1991, giving way before unprecedented pressures from outside [and no doubt inside] the Church, the Roman authorities has suspended the beatification process of Queen Isabella that had begun in 1972 and was nearing a favourable conclusion."
"On his initiative, with the help of that blessed Spanish Queen Isabella the Utopian conspiracy so-called Protestant Reformation was cheated of the definitive victory it looked forward to in Europe. The domain of Christ the King upon this Earth... was suddenly extended beyond any natural calculation. As we have seen, because of the zealous Spanish who followed Columbus across the sea, the millions of souls lost to Protestantism in Europe were more than replaced by those converted to the faith in the Americas. Today more than half the world's Catholics are found there."
I will quote some more when I have time. Imagine how our generation have been deprived of the truth. "the truth will set you free.'
Incidentally, there is another surprising good man portrayed as a demon for propaganda purposes, Rasputin and would you believe Putin. I will put these sites up elsewhere.