American Catholics and the Formation of the United Nations

by Joseph Samuel Rossi

Part of the Melville Studies in Church History Series Series

American Catholics and the Formation of the United Nations Synopsis

At the end of World War II, the once-isolationist American Catholic Church appointed 'consultants' to the U.S. delegation to the 1945 United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco (UNCIO), a parley which had been mandated by the Big Three to draft a charter for the projected world organization. This analysis, based primarily on archival sources from the U.S. State Department, the National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC), and the Catholic Association for International Peace (CAIP), focuses on the bid by these international affairs specialists from the NCWC and the CAIP to modify the Dumbarton Oaks and Yalta proposals along the lines suggested by Pius XII's 'Five Point Peace Program' and the American hierarchy's statements, On International Order and On Organizing World Peace. In this crusade to 'liberalize' the UN Charter, this study proposes, the American Catholic Church realized only partial success. This limited accomplishment was, nevertheless, sufficient impetus for its progression from public hostility to cautious promotion of the UN. Co-published with Catholic University, Department of Church History.

American Catholics and the Formation of the United Nations Press Reviews

...clearly written and well researched. Rossi's views are thoughtful and balanced. -- Msgr. George G. Higgins, Catholic University of America and Syndicated Columnist, CNS * The Catholic Historical Review * Rossi is an excellent writer and clearly presents the issues and arguments at UNCIO. -- Msgr. George G. Higgins, Catholic University of America and Syndicated Columnist, CNS * Critical Review of Books on Religion * I recommend Father Rossi's timely study enthusiastically. In my opinion, it is an important contribution in the field of American Catholic church history. -- Msgr. George G. Higgins, Catholic University of America and Syndicated Columnist, CNS I recommend Father Rossi's timely study enthusiastically. In my opinion, it is an important contribution in the field of American Catholic church history. -- Msgr. George G. Higgins, Catholic University of America and Syndicated Columnist, CNS ...clearly written and well researched. Rossi's views are thoughtful and balanced. -- Msgr. George G. Higgins, Catholic University of America and Syndicated Columnist, CNS * The Catholic Historical Review * Rossi is an excellent writer and clearly presents the issues and arguments at UNCIO. -- Msgr. George G. Higgins, Catholic University of America and Syndicated Columnist, CNS * Critical Review of Books on Religion *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780819189806
Publication date: 1st January 1993
Author: Joseph Samuel Rossi
Publisher: University Press of America
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 334 pages
Categories: History, Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects,

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