It reassesses some of the leading ecclesiastical figures of the time, such as Cardinal Logue, Archbishop Walsh and the swashbuckling Bishop O of Limerick, and discusses the political interest of belligerent foreign powers in Ireland and its Church. Contents: 1 Church and the War, August 1914 April 1916 [Ireland Reaction to the War; Importance of the Catholic Church; Belligerent Bishops; Priests and the War Effort; Church, Belgium, Poland and the War Economy]; 2 Rogue Bishops [Cardinal Logue: For the Empire, Against the Government!; Archbishop Walsh Deafening Political Silence; Bishop O Anti War Crusade]; 3 Summer of 1916: Rising, Conscription and Partition [Count Plunkett Secret Mission to the Vatican; Archbishop Walsh, the Clergy and the Rising; Hierarchy Reaction to the Easter Rising; Bishop O Rise in the Nationalist Opposition; Conscription and Partition Crises of 1916]; 4 First French Mission [Ireland Importance in the War; French Worry About Ireland; Andr G Tours the Country; First French Mission to Ireland; Results of the French Mission]; 5 Church, the War and Radicalism, 1916 1918 [Search for Nationalist Unity; A Solution in Sight?; Exit O Enter de Valera; From Convention to Conscription]; 6 Conscription Crisis of 1918 [Cabinet Decision; Mgr Curran Decisive Intervention; Episcopal Meeting of 18 April 1918; Opposition to Conscription; Hierarchy Under Attack; Irish Clergy in the United States; Crisis Down Under]; 7 Irish College in Rome, 1914 1918 [A Tradition of Roman Intrigues; College, the Mission and the Vatican, 1914 April 1916; A Duel Between the Irish College and Cardinal Casquet; Correspondence Between Mgr O and Bishop O Red Book; Cardinal Bourne and Sir Roger Casement Execution; Rapprochement Between Nationalist Ireland and the Vatican; End of the War in Rome]; 8 Second French Mission, the Plan [Ireland Importance in the War in 1918; French Hesitations; Plan Hay Plan, Recruitment Effort or Plot?; Aftermath]; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Seller Inventory 00427610..

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