By Frank Tallett, Nicholas Atkin
This publication offers a balanced and up to date research of Catholicism in Britain and France through top specialists on a number of features of the religion within the 2 hundred years because the French Revolution. via concentrating on nations whose spiritual institution and event have been markedly varied, and by way of adopting a comparative procedure, the publication is ready to supply a clean and weird standpoint at the demanding situations dealing with the Catholic Church within the smooth international and on its effect not just on believers but additionally at the societies as an entire.
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Throughout the period from the Reformation to the First World War (and beyond, as 1914 is only a convenient ending-place), France remained an inspiration to English Catholics and to English Catholic women in particular. As time went on most of the congregations were increasingly English (or Irish) in their recruitment, although superiors and novice mistresses were often French, reference to the mother-house constant, and centralised formation not unusual. Yet France set the tone whether in church statuary or in more fundamental aspects of life.
The first difficulty with this account arises from the much-vaunted resistance of the native or 'old Catholics' to such new or newly emphasised devotional forms. Unable to account for their reluctance to embrace the new devotions as expressions of a new-found freedom, and not quite daring to suggest that these old Catholics suffered from Stockholm Syndrome, whereby the victims of kidnapping come to love their oppressors, the Second Spring apologists are left to argue for an anachronistic, and 2 As reported by Canon Crookall in G.
Fhristi]'. S. S. Dessain, et al. eds, The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman (31 vols, Oxford, 1964- ), xviii, pp. 345-46. Newman tried to have an Office for St Philip's heart, to include a special litany and rosary of St Philip, approved by Rome but his request was refused. , xvii, p. 138. S. , xix, p. g. J. , xv, pp. W. , xv, p. 166). 9 Although Manning wrote some doctrinally-minded treatises on the blessed sacrament, the Holy Spirit and the Sacred Heart, his friend John Bodley remembered that the only object of piety in his own room was 'a fine malachite crucifix' which had been given to him in Rome shortly after his conversion.