By depicting the mysteries of the Catholic faith as well as the everyday evidence of divine order an

By depicting the mysteries of the Catholic faith as well as the everyday evidence of divine order an

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By depicting the mysteries of the Catholic faith as well as the everyday evidence of divine order and  the order imposed by the hierarchical presence of the Catholic Church in  Death Comes for the  Archbishop,  Cather seems to be advocating for Catholicism. Although she admitted that she "felt that  the story of the Catholic Church in [the Southwest] was the most interesting of all its stories," Cather  also wrote, "Any story of the Church in the Southwest was certainly the business of some Catholic  writer, and not mine at all." She nevertheless created the definitive fictional narrative of the role of the  Catholic Church in the American Southwest. Death Comes for the Archbishop  addresses the history of the Catholic presence in the American  Southwest from the earliest Spanish missionaries of the sixteenth century to the latter part of the  nineteenth century. During this time, the Catholic presence underwent several permutations, from 
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