Catholicity and Progress in Ireland

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byMichael O'riordan

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII A REVIEW OF EDUCATION IN IRELAND. Besides expressions of like import elsewhere in his work, Sir Horace Plunkett writes* :--" I still believe that, with their unquestioned authority in religion, and their almost equally undisputed influence on education, the Roman Catholic clergy cannot be exonerated from some responsibility in regard to Irish character as we find it to-day." I have already considered the "character and morale" of Irish Catholics. I have shown that they have proved their "character and morale" in the most important elements and concerns of individual, family, and social life. They do not indeed manifest much "character and morale " in the direction of industrial activity, and I have set forth the reasons at some length. He writes in the Epilogue to the new edition of his book that some of his critics confuse "morale with morals." They do not so. The want is in himself. He writes as if he wanted to impress his readers that there is no "character and morale" unless along the line of industrial activity, whereas that is only one manifestation of the quality called character. I now proceed to consider whether the influence of the priests on education in Ireland has been almost undisputed, as he supposes. From the Anglo-Norman invasion to the attempted "reformation" of the country the education question in Ireland was a political one only. Such interests as language, laws, manners, national ideals were involved in it. But the inhabitants of the Pale only * Page 110. were affected; for, even in the reign of Henry VIII., the laws made by the Parliament of the Pale were not obeyed twenty miles outside Dublin. But the year 1537 marks the beginning of a new epoch in the relations between England and Ireland. The King claimed spiritual as well...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII A REVIEW OF EDUCATION IN IRELAND. Besides expressions of like import elsewhere in his work, Sir Horace Plunkett writes*...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217187935

ISBN - 13:9780217187930

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