Biography of Thomas Carr (1839-1917), Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne. 495 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
The genial and urbane Thomas Carr preceded the legendary Daniel Mannix as Archbishop of Melbourne. As vice-president of Maynooth, Ireland's premier seminary, and as Bishop of Galway, Carr influenced major policies on controversial Irish affairs. Though destined for more significant positions in Ireland, he came, at Leo XIII's call, to Melbourne in 1887. Carr's influence on both church and national life in Australia extended well beyond the turn of the century. In his three decades as Archbishop, he was active in the temperance movement, and a persuasive advocate for education for the underprivileged. He provided humane direction and balance in the early, at times uncertain, years of prosperity, war and depression.
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