Tradivox Volume 4


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Butler and Maynooth

In addition to a compelling Foreword by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, this volume contains three of the most significant Irish catechisms ever printed:

  • The Most Rev. Dr. James Butler’s Catechism, by Archbishop James Butler of Cashel (1775)
  • The Catechism Ordered by the National Synod of Maynooth, under the auspices of the Synod of Maynooth (1884)
  • The Short Catechism Extracted from the Catechism Ordered by the National Synod of Maynooth, under the same (1891)

Approved for national use by all the bishops of Ireland, Butler’s Catechism served Irish Catholics in various editions for 150 years, both in their own nation and abroad (especially in Canada and the United States). The other two catechisms are a pair of texts “ordered” by Ireland’s famous National Synod of Maynooth, and The Catechism Ordered was frequently printed between Kelly green covers, leading to its affectionate designation as “the green book.” Both Maynooth catechisms received worldwide attention through author James Joyce, who mentioned them several times in his writings. These catechisms remained in print and regular use throughout Ireland until the eve of the Second Vatican Council, and are restored here along with their original illustrations.

ISBN: 978-1-64413-356-9 Availability: In stock (can be backordered) SKU: 3569

Tradivox Volume 4

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