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Papal policy towards conflict in the Australian Catholic missions : the relationship between John Bede Polding, O.S.B., archbishop of Sydney, and the Sacred Congregation, De Propaganda Fide, 1842-1874

Dowd, Christopher Paul


The centralizing trend in the government of the Catholic Church in the nineteenth century ensured that the deeply-divided Catholics of colonial Australia turned to Rome for a verdict on their many disagreements. At the centre of much of this conflict were the English Benedictine monk, the Archbishop of Sydney, John Bede Polding, and his ambitious scheme for a distinctively Australian, socially integrated Catholicism unified by a monastic administrative framework and elevated by monastic...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7788c642437


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