Prince of the Church
Patrick Francis Moran, 1830-1911
By (author) Philip Ayres
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Prince of the Church by Philip Ayres
Book DescriptionPrince of the Church is the first biography of Cardinal Moran. Moran and his conflict-ridden worlds come alive as Philip Ayres exploits sixty-one years of unpublished diaries. He reveals a man of contradictions: self-contained, private, hard of access, yet forceful and determined in pursuit of his ends; pious and devout, yet proud, ambitious, and ruthless with his enemies. As the first cardinal appointed to Australia, Patrick Francis Moran (1830-1911) gave his Church a strength of leadership and authority not seen again in a Sydney archbishop for a century. Born in Ireland in 1830, Moran was brought up in Rome and witnessed the Roman Revolution of 1848, including the momentous and violent events of the risorgimento, the movement for Italian unity. The sounds of exploding hand-bombs and anti-clerical demonstrations broke the quiet of his archival researches into Irish ecclesiastical history. In 1866 he returned to Ireland and in 1872 was made Bishop of Ossory (at Kilkenny). As the movement for Home Rule and land reform became revolutionary and violent, Moran was pressured into articulating an increasingly radical nationalism. Appointed Archbishop of Sydney in 1884, he was pro
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780522853735
(241mm x 164mm x 29mm)
Imprint: The Miegunyah Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Philip Ayres
Philip Ayres was head of English at Monash University, professorial fellow and visiting professor at Boston University, and visiting professor at Vassar College. A meticulous researcher and experienced biographer, his previous books include Owen Dixon, Mawson: A Life, Malcolm Fraser: A Biography and Classical Culture and the Idea of Rome in Eighteenth-Century England. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London) and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
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