Goodbye To Catholic Ireland

Goodbye To Catholic Ireland Few countires have changed dramatically in the last decades of the th century than Ireland And the most dramatic aspect of all has been the alteration from Catholic Ireland to the post Catholic an

  • Title: Goodbye To Catholic Ireland
  • Author: Mary Kenny
  • ISBN: 9781902602264
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Few countires have changed dramatically in the last decades of the 20th century than Ireland And the most dramatic aspect of all has been the alteration from Catholic Ireland to the post Catholic , and sometimes anti Catholic Emerald Isle.Where once the Irish identity was almost inextricably bound up with Catholicism, today the modern Irish are inclined to distaFew countires have changed dramatically in the last decades of the 20th century than Ireland And the most dramatic aspect of all has been the alteration from Catholic Ireland to the post Catholic , and sometimes anti Catholic Emerald Isle.Where once the Irish identity was almost inextricably bound up with Catholicism, today the modern Irish are inclined to distance themselves from the Church, to criticize and even reject everything that was once spelled out by the very words Catholic Ireland It would not be excessive to claim that there is in Dublin today a sense of shame about Ireland s association with Catholicism.Mary Kenny charts this change not only through orthodox historical sources, but through personal and social detail, autobiographical anecdote, popular literature, devotional literature, lonely hearts quests and the prayers of irish mothers through the decades.Goodbye to Catholic Ireland was widely acclaimed on it s publication in ireland and the U.K and William Trevor chose it as his Book of the Year in the London Sunday Times.

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    1. Mary Kenny's survey of the history of Ireland from the late 19th to late 20th century, is a fascinating book which shows how important the Catholic faith was to most people until very recently. Her view of the Catholic church's influence in ireland is mainly a positive one, she highlights the comfort and sense of stability that people derived from the Catholic faith. She challenges many popular assumptions, such as the view that the Catholic church was repressive, that it held Ireland back cultu [...]


    2. This is a book as necessary as it is magnificent. But to fully explain that acolade, it is best if I write very personally.Because for twelve years now - and through multiple readings - I have cherished this acute, haunting evocation of what Irish Catholic culture used to be, before it was replaced by the new - and to my mind - sterile, soulless ethos of modern, globalised, secular Ireland.Indeed, I _needed_ this book, as an American who first moved to Ireland in 2004. Living amidst the ruins of [...]



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