Section 4 | The Church from the Restoration to the end of the 19th Century



  1. The Restoration & Its Implications in the Life of the Church
  2. Faith & Science in the 19th Century
  3. Ideological Tensions in European Catholicism
  4. Catholic Life in the 19th Century
  5. Missionary Expansion in Oceania
  6. Vatican Council I (1869-1870)


Slides 4.1 VIEW

Slides 4.2.1 VIEW

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Reading List

Reading List


Orlandis, J., A Short History of the Catholic Church, (Dublin: Four Courts, 1985), pp. 122-129.

Armenio, P., The History of the Church: Parish Edition, (Downers Grove: MTF, 2014), pp. 188-2021.


On Liberalism, Utilitarianism & Political Ideology

Armenio, P., Complete Course, p. 652, 682-86.

Kenny, A., “Utilitarianism and Liberalism,” in Philosophy in the Modern World, (Oxford: Clarendon, 2007), pp. 269-74.

Gregory XVI, Encyclical Letter Mirari Vos (On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism), 15 August 1832. VIEW

Pius IX, Encyclical Letter Quanta Cura (Condemning Current Errors), 8 December 1864. VIEW

 Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, 1864. VIEW


On the Industrial Revolution

Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 658-61.


On Missionary Expansion in Oceania

Australia’s First Catholic Mass, 15 May 1803.  VIEW

From the First Fleet to the 21st Century: Timeline of the Catholic Church in Australia  VIEW

Wilkie, B., “A Higher Loyalty? A Case Study of Anti-Catholicism and Section 44 of the Australian Constitution,” Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, 41 (2020): 150-157.  VIEW

On The Church & Indigenous Australians

Benedict XVI, World Youth Day Welcoming Ceremony Address, 17 July 2008. VIEW 

John Paul II, Address to Indigenous Australians in Alice Springs, 1986. VIEW 

Australian Bishops Conference, The Heart of our Country: Dignity for Our Indigenous Sisters and Brothers, (Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, 2006). VIEW

John Paul II, Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Oceania, 22 November 2001, n. 28. VIEW

On Vatican Council I & the Roman Question

Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 670-673, 676.

Vatican Council I, Dogmatic Constitution Dei Filius, 1870. VIEW

Vatican Council I, Dogmatic Constitution Pastor Aeternus, 1870. VIEW



Fr Thierry (4.08 mins)

Kevin Rudd’s Apology to the Stolen Generation, 2008 (3.11 mins)  VIEW

 Molokai: The Story of Father Damian, 1999 (2hrs 3 mins)  | VIEW