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Uncharted Territory

The American Catholic Church at the United Nations, 1946-1972
  • By Joseph S. Rossi
Uncharted Territory chronicles the groundbreaking attempt by the National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC) to mold the United Nations in the image of a Catholic world order through the NCWC Office for UN Affairs. In 1945, the once-isolationist American Catholic Church appointed consultants to the United States delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco. In their crusade to Catholicize the UN Charter these Catholic international affairs specialists realized only partial success. Nevertheless, this limited accomplishment was sufficient impetus for the American hierarchy to monitor and lobby the new world organization. With the advent of the cold war the bishops of the United States, through their UN Office, moved in the direction of international activism, bringing to the fore the social theories and objectives of several twentieth-century popes,

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780813214566
    • Manufacturer: Catholic Univ Of Amer Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780813214566
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2006
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Joseph S. Rossi
    • Page Count: 288
    • Width: 6.36 inches
    • Height: 1.11 inches
    • Length: 9.04 inches
    • Weight: 1.44 pounds
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