A study of Catholic, ecclesiastical and religious statistics
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Kiernan, T. J. 'A study of Catholic, ecclesiastical and religious statistics'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXVIII, Part II, 1950/1951, pp363-378
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The purpose of this paper, introducing to the Society the subject of Catholic ecclesiastical and religion statistics, is to suggest some lines of inquiry, while also giving a general account of contemporary studies in this field. The Church had, after the fall of the Roman Empire, made itself responsible for certain statistics of population movements; and since the Council of Trent an obligation had been placed upon parish priests to keep accurate records of baptisms, marriages and deaths. Several of the Sacred Congregations of the Holy See have always received for their information regular reports of a statistical nature. The most important archives, from the statistical point of view, are those of the Congregations knowns as "De Propaganda Fide", "Pro Ecclesia Orientali", and "Concistoriale"; but other Congregations, "De Disciplina Sacramentorum", and of Religious, and of Seminaries, handle an amount of statistical material relevant to their work.
Description:Read before the Society, 6 October 1950
Author: Kiernan, T. J.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXVIII, Part II, 1950/1951
Availability:Full text available
Keywords:Population -- Statistics, Religious orders in Ireland -- Statistics, Occupation -- Statistics, Religion in Ireland -- Statistics
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