Ireland: culture & religion, 1912-49 Ireland's Dark-age

Discuss church-state separation issues that are relevant in Ireland.
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Ireland: culture & religion, 1912-49 Ireland's Dark-age

Post by aZerogodist » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:00 pm

Came across this page while looking up some history in Cork. Interesting read and insight to Irelands Dark age.
http://multitext.ucc.ie/d/Ireland_cultu ... on_1912-49
3. Changes in the Irish Education System: -The Churches guarded their control of education jealously and this made it difficult for governments to interfere. -
Still the same today :(
15. A Catholic State: -The Irish Free State celebrated its Catholic identity. In 1929 the centenary of Catholic Emancipation was marked by a sense of religious and political achievement. Religious and political leaders participated in the Eucharistic Congress of 1932—the first major international event to be held in the Irish Free State. The Irish Army also played an important ceremonial role at the event. About one million people attended Mass in Phoenix Park. At a local level, shrines testified to religious feeling. Early political leaders in the Irish Free State were committed Catholics. Laws passed reflected moral values of the time. The Cumann na nGaedheal government led by W. T. Cosgrave passed the Intoxicating Liquour Act in 1924 to reduce the opening hours of public houses, and another in 1927 aimed at reducing the number of public houses. A Censorship of Films Act was passed in 1923. Divorce was ruled out in 1925. The Censorship of Publications Act of 1929 banned indecent and obscene literature, and literature advocating contraception. This Act tackled a longstanding Irish Catholic concern regarding ‘evil literature’. The Fianna Fáil government, led by Eamon de Valera, passed a Criminal Law (Amendment) Act of 1935 which banned the importation of contraceptives. Under the Public Dance Halls Act of 1935, a licence was required to hold a public dance. As historian Dermot Keogh has noted, de Valera did not follow the bishops’ suggestion that girls should not be permitted to go to dances unless accompanied by parents! In 1937 de Valera introduced a new constitution, Bunreacht na hÉireann, which clearly reflected Catholic beliefs. In preparing the constitution, de Valera took advice from Fr John Charles McQuaid, and from the Jesuits, though he did not follow all of their recommendations. The constitution included a reference to the ‘special position’ of the Catholic Church as guardian of the faith of the majority, strong protection for the family, and a ban on divorce. Its emphasis on women’s work in the home proved controversial.-
‘evil literature’ :lol:
18. The Jewish minority: -Ireland’s Jewish community began to grow in the late nineteenth century as Jews, many from Russia and Lithuania, arrived in Ireland. By 1926 there were 3,686 Jews in the Irish Free State, most living in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. During the 1930s, a decade of increasing anti-semitism in Europe, some prominent Irish figures expressed hostility to Jews. These included Charles Bewley, the Irish government’s envoy in Berlin in the 1930s, and writers Fr Denis Fahey and Fr Edward Cahill who presented Jews as a threat to the Catholic Church and linked Jews with socialism. Anti-semitic views also appeared in a number of Catholic journals.-
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Re: Ireland: culture & religion, 1912-49 Ireland's Dark-age

Post by peter63 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:54 am

Interesting. Thank you, aZerogodist
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Re: Ireland: culture & religion, 1912-49 Ireland's Dark-age

Post by aZerogodist » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:59 pm

Seems like Ireland went from 'Home Rule 2 Rome Rule'.
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