Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Veritas Publications (Nov 2008)
Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm
`The poorest country that one can know,’ according to a Vatican report from the mid-nineteenth century, was Ireland. It was to this country, beset with a variety of problems that Paul Cardinal Cullen, having spent almost thirty years in Rome, returned in 1850. For twenty-eight years this ecclesiastic, who was destined to become Ireland’s first ever Cardinal, dominated Irish ecclesiastical and religious life.
His influence in Church affairs was so great that his achievements have been described as `the Cullenisation of Ireland.’ “A scholarly work, Paul Cardinal Cullen: Portrait of a Practical Nationalist is highly recommended for anyone interested in the political movements of the 1800s and the influence of the Catholic Church on those issues.” – Catholic Library World