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The Catholic Church in Ireland Today

by David Carroll Cochran Editor · John C. Waldmeir Editor

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From a Church that once enjoyed devotional loyalty, political influence, and institutional power unrivaled in Europe, the Catholic Church in Ireland now faces collapse. Devastated by a series of reports on clerical sexual abuse, challenged publicly during several political battles, and painfully aware of plunging Mass attendance, the Irish Church today is confronted with the loss of its institutional legitimacy. This study is the first international and interdisciplinary attempt to consider the scope of the problem, analyze issues that are crucial to the Irish context, and identify signs of both resilience and renewal. In addition to an overview of the current status and future directions of Irish Catholicism, The Catholic Church in Ireland Today examines specific issues such as growing secularism, the changing image of Irish bishops, generational divides, Catholic migrants to Ireland, the abuse crisis and responses in Ireland and the United States, Irish missionaries, the political role of Irish priests, the 2012 Dublin Eucharistic Congress, and contemplative strands in Irish identity. This book identifies the key issues that students of Irish society and others interested in Catholic culture must examine in order to understand the changing roles of religion in the contemporary world.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2015

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David Carroll Cochran (Editor)

David Carroll Cochran is professor of politics at Loras College and author of Catholic Realism and the Abolition of War.John C. Waldmeir is professor of religious studies and theology at Loras College and author of Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of ...

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Creators

Contributor :
Eamon Maher
Contributor :
John Littleton
Contributor :
Michele Dillon
Contributor :
Brian R. Calfano
Contributor :
Bernadette Flanagan
Contributor :
Elizabeth A. Oldmixon
Editor :
David Carroll Cochran
Editor :
John C. Waldmeir
Contributor :
John C. Waldmeir
Contributor :
Andrew J. Auge
Contributor :
Matthew J. O'Brien
Contributor :
Agata Piękosz
Contributor :
James Silas Rogers
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