Catholic rural policy in Australia

Warren, Terence Alban (1955). Catholic rural policy in Australia Honours Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Warren, Terence Alban
Thesis Title Catholic rural policy in Australia
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1955
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Not known
Total pages 156
Language eng
Subjects 1608 Sociology
Formatted abstract
In the 'Manifesto of the National Catholic Rural Movement' we read these words of Archbishop Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the U.S.A.: "In the twenty centuries of her existence the Catholic Church has ever shown,even emphasised,her predilection for those who till the soil,and  on whose work and efforts depends so large a measure of the well-bring of all".

Nevertheless,Catholic rural -policy is a thing of our own day.From the time of Leo XIII the  Catholic Church has had a general social pohcy;but the implidations of this for rural life were,for  a long time,not systemat­ ically worked out.

An important development took place during the twenties of this century,when Pius XI created an  instrument of social action— 'Catholic Action.' This was meant,both bfr what it did of itself,and  by what it inspired individual Catholics to do on their own responsibility, "To modify social pres sure,to direct it, to make it favourable to the spread of Christian life:to
let Christian life create a climate,an atmosphere,in which men can develop their human qualities  and lead a really human life--- an atmosphere in which the Christian can breathe easily and stay a Christian".

Since Pius had prescribed that every form of environ­ ment in the modern world was to have its own  specialised apostdate,Catholic social thinkers soon set about developing and systematising the  application of Catholic social principles to rural life.Here the initiative was not taken by  Romejbut,under Pius XII,statements were occasionally made which gave confirmation and further  guidance.

Keyword Catholic Church -- Australia
Sociology, Rural -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church

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