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Marrying Out - Catholic-Protestant Unions In Australia, 1920s-70s, S. A. Mchugh Aug 2012

Marrying Out - Catholic-Protestant Unions In Australia, 1920s-70s, S. A. Mchugh

Siobhan McHugh

For over 150 years, until post-war migration diluted the mix, Australia was polarised between the majority Anglo Protestant Establishment and a minority Irish Catholic underclass. Religious differences reflected social and political tensions derived from colonial days. Religious and family protocols strongly discouraged inter-faith marriages - yet until the late 1960s, a quarter of Australian Catholics continued to 'marry out'. ( Mol 1970). Such mixed marriages often caused deep family divisions, from social exclusion to disinheritance. Children brought up in such marriages often suffered a confused identity, not fully accepted by either 'side'. Such sectarian attitudes no longer apply to Catholics and protestants ...


Revisiting Holy Spirit Language…What Happened At Pentecost?, Donald L. Fowler Dec 2009

Revisiting Holy Spirit Language…What Happened At Pentecost?, Donald L. Fowler

Donald L. Fowler

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