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‘The People of God Dressed for Dinner and Dancing’? English Catholic Masculinity, Religious Sociability and the Catenian Association

  • Alana Harris
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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Abstract

In an after-dinner speech at the 1966 AGM of the Catenian Association, guest speaker and newly appointed Bishop Cashman of Arundel and Brighton light-heartedly urged this nearly 60-year-old sodality to re-examine its aims and objectives in the post-Vatican II era:

The image of the Catenians as a section of the People of God dressed for dinner and dancing is not enough.1

Keywords

Religious Socialization Catholic Faith Friendly Society Vatican Council Annual Dinner 
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