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Author Name:    BYRNE, Cyril J., ed. PENNEY, Alphonsus L. CARTER, G.Emmett

Title:   Gentlemen-Bishops and Faction Fighters : The Letters of Bishops O Donel, Lambert, Scallan and Other Irish Missionaries

Publisher:    Jesperson Press, St. John's, 1984, ISBN:092050227x 

Seller ID:   2737

BYRNE, Cyril J., (ed.). Gentlemen-Bishops and Faction Fighters : The Letters of Bishops O Donel, Lambert, Scallan and Other Irish Missionaries. Preface by Archbishop Alphonsus L. Penney. Foreword by G. Emmett Cardinal Carter.St. John's : Jesperson Press, (1984). First Edition. Pp (8),ix-[xxx],[1]-3 76, + 4 pp of plates. 8vo, blue card covers. Title page headed Catholicism's Formative Years in Newfoundland (1784-1829). "Bishops O Donel, Lambert and Scallan were the first three Roman Catholic bishops appointed from Ireland to Newfoundland. Several weeks under the sail over the perilous Atlantic ocean was only a prelude of the storms they would face in future. They werespirited men in troubled times. In Europe the French Revolution rocked the established political and ecclesiastical institutions. In Ireland the Engl ish language and Protestant religion were being imposed upon a Roman Catholic population. In Newfoundland British suzerainty with pro-protestant overtones was upheld by Admirals of the fleet and appointed governors. Into thismilieu came these gentlemen-bishops, ready to heal wounds of dissention wi thin the ranks of their church and overcome anti-Catholic sentiments beyond. Their staccato letters to superiors and peers reveal the new-settlement hardships, aristocratic attitudes and ecclesiastical ferment that often broke their health and threatened their lives. They had to be both gentlemen and fighters to survive." - from the rear cover. With bibliography and index.Very good. 28.00


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