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Oracles of God: The Roman Catholic Church and Irish Politics, 1922-37

The Roman Catholic Church and Irish Politics, 1922-37

This volume presents a detailed account of the political outlook and activities of the Roman Catholic clergy, nationally and in the localities, during the 15 years after the Treaty. The author discusses the clerical response to the Treaty, the involvement of bishops and priests in pro-Treaty and anti-Treaty politics, their dealings with Fianna Fail, and the fundamentalist Republicans of the left and right, and the Northern state.

507 pages

Political Science:


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The forces displayed sustaining the state affirming the republic constitutional republicanism Fianna Fail republicans, left and right the North. Appendices - versions of the Pastoral Letter of October 1922 political allegiance of the Roman Catholic clergy, 1922-1037.

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