North Atlantic Catholic Communities in Rome in the 19th Century: Appointment and Ecclesiastical Policies of the First Irish-, American- and Canadian-Born Cardinals

Rossella Alessandra Bottoni

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Abstract

In the second half of the 19th century, when the Roman Curia was still a monopoly held by Italians and few other European nationalities, the first Irish-, American- and Canadian-born cardinals were appointed within the time span of twenty years – respectively in 1866, 1875 and 1886. In the subsequent decades, other Irish-, American- and Canadian-born cardinals were appointed. This development – in a crucial time characterized by the end of the pope’s temporal power – raises important questions: to what extent did the concerned cardinals became ‘Romanized’ and to what extent did they rather contribute to the development of a new vision of their role in the Catholic Church? Also, to what extent did they pursue the interests of their respective national Catholic community, and to what extent did they rather share the same preoccupations and put forward the same demands? In order to answer these questions, this essay will focus on Paul Cullen, John McCloskey and Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-63
Numero di pagine63
RivistaSTATO, CHIESE E PLURALISMO CONFESSIONALE
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • Cardinals
  • Internationalization of the Sacred College
  • Irish Diaspora
  • North Atlantic Catholic Communities

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