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Westminster Cardinals
By Michael J. Walsh

The Westminster Cardinals

The Past and the Future

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Westminster Cardinals by Michael J. Walsh

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This is a fascinating and topical biography of the lives of ten men appointed by Rome to head the Roman Catholic Church in the UK.This book will look at the lives of ten men who have been appointed by Rome to head the Roman Catholic Church in this country. The biographies will be set against the background of four main topics: in 1850 RCs were still a marginalized community, an uneasy amalgam of recusant families Irish immigrants and distinguished converts (The challenge was to create an indigenous Catholicism); the Church in Britain had to contend with a constituency which tended to be poor and illiterate (Part of the Archbishops drive was to boost education and thus drive Catholics out of poverty); relations with the Church of England and the wish to preserve Catholic identity; and, Catholics were and are increasingly a significant identifiable section of British society.The Archbishops of Westminster has attempted to express their voice in the national debates - whether successfully or not is an issue discussed in this fascinating book. The present Catholic hierarchy have often taken issue with the diktats coming from Rome on many issues - liturgy, divorced and remarried Catholics, the ordination of married men. If Rome appoints a man who is more inclined to kowtow to Rome this could be bad news for liberal minded progressive people of any religious belief or none. It is generally agreed that Hume outshone Carey as a national spiritual leader. How will the new appointment rate with the Chief Rabbi and Rowan Williams also is in contention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780860124597
ISBN-10: 0860124592
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Burns & Oates Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Dictionary of Popes by Michael J. Walsh Dictionary of Popes, Paperback (January 2010)

This acclaimed papal Who's Who contains updated biographical accounts of all the popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI. Arranged chronologically it provides a continuous history of the papacy as well as their irregularly elected rivals (the so-called antipopes). It is fully indexed for quick reference and includes recommended further reading.

Pocket Dictionary of Popes by Michael J. Walsh Pocket Dictionary of Popes, Paperback (April 2006)

Who was the Pope who refused Henry VIII a divorce? Who was the Pope who declared Anglican orders null and void? Is Benedict XVI the first German Pope? Addressing the questions, this compact book features the Popes, listed aphetically according to the Papal names, and the indexes that list the Popes by their family names.

Dictionary of Christian Biography by Michael J. Walsh Dictionary of Christian Biography, Hardback (July 2001)

A reference to the men and women who have, over the last two millennia, contributed to the life, history and study of Christianity in all its facets, regardless of denomination. Entries range from major Biblical figures to figures of the modern era, and come from all over the world.

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Author Biography - Michael J. Walsh

Michael Walsh has written or edited over a dozen works on the history of the Church, both ancient and contemporary. He was until recently, Librarian at Heythrop College, University of London, UK.

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