Defending the Faith
The Catholic Church waged a century-long war against the Irish left.

Madden, Gerald
http://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/05/catholic-church-anticommunism-ireland-red-scare/

Publisher:  Jacobin
Date Written:  01/05/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19473

Ireland's foremost socialist knew that the British Empire and Irish capitalists weren't the only challenge he and his comrades faced. "In dealing with Ireland," James Connolly wrote in 1910, "no one can afford to ignore the question of the attitude to the clergy." Connolly's subject of discussion was a 1830s Owenite cooperative that enjoyed brief success, in large part because nearby clergymen didn't oppose it.