'The French Disease': The Catholic Church and Radicalism in Ireland, 1790-1800
The spread of the French Revolution threatened the future not only of the continental Church, but of the domestic Church which depended on the European colleges for the education of the clergy. The security of the kingdom was also threatened and this crisis brought about novel developments in relations between the government and the Catholic hierarchy.
Throughout the decad
Chap. 1 ("Winter's End") examines the state of the Catholic Church on the eve of the 1790s (its unique position due to the penal laws that forced priests, for instance, to go to the Conti ...more