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Cardinal Manning & the Birth of Catholic Social Teaching

and the Birth of Catholic Social Teaching

A new re-telling of the life of the great Victorian Cardinal

By: Sparkes, Russell

Format: A6 Booklet

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

ISBN : 9781860827716

Number of Pages: 80

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Publication Date: 01 Jan 2012

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Product Code: B744

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In this new biography, Cardinal Manning is revealed as one of the greatest men of his age, an inspirational figurehead who inspired massive depth of affection.

A former Anglican clergyman who had lost his wife after only a few years of marriage, he later became a Catholic and was ordained priest, rising to become Archbishop of Westminster. In his role as Primate, he strengthened the structure of the Church and developed a practical ecumenism.

He was a champion of Papal infallibility, and at the same time a promoter of Catholic social teaching, pushing for the education of the poor, for a change of policy in Ireland, and acting as a mediator in the Great Dock Strike.


'From my plane of thought and life, I can only look at him (Manning) as a man looks at the stars.'
W.E. Gladstone

About the author


Russell Sparkes works in the City of London. He is a Visiting Fellow at St Mary’s University College, and has written books on G.K. Chesterton and Catholic poetry.