For Catholics in England, the year 2000 marks not only the second millennial anniversary of Christ's birth but also the 150th anniversary of the restoration of the Roman Catholic hierarchy of England and Wales. The centenary in 1950 was celebrated with much reflection, but much has happened in the momentous half-century since.
This book offers a comprehensive collection of research-based material on the huge social and religious transformations that Catholics have experienced during this period. Including both historical and sociological perspectives, as well as personal recollections, these contributions form a comprehensive base from which to interpret the past and to consider the future of Catholics in England.
"The advent of the millennium has provided an opportunity for stocktaking. This is particularly the case with the Catholic community. The present book is one of several contributions to this activity."
- Journal of Contemporary Religion, 2001
Part 1 Introduction: a transformed church, Michael P. Hornsby-Smith. Part 2 Historical perspectives: a tradition and culture lost, to be regained? Sheridan Gilley; Catholicism in Liverpool's docklands -1950s-1990s, Frank Boyce; Catholic family life, John Marshall; have you seen the death of dialogue? Philip L. Daniel; the changing nature of Catholic organizations, Mildred Nevile; Catholics and public policy, Michael P. Fogarty; social justice in historical perspective, Ian Linden. Part 3 Sociological perspectives: young adult core Catholics, John Fulton; the religio-ethnic identities of teenagers of Irish descent, Mary J. Hickman; English Catholics and divorce, Timothy J. Buckley CSSR; what became of the children of Mary? Mary Eaton; reordering perspectives in Catholic schools, Bernadette O'Keeffe; religious life after Vatican II, James Sweeney CP. Part 4 Conclusions: English Catholicism at the new millennium, Michael Hornsby-Smith.
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 12th January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1