L’Église catholique québécoise face à l’antisémitisme des années 1930

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L’Église catholique québécoise face à l’antisémitisme des années 1930
Abstract
The author points out that a large number of studies have focused on the anti-Semitic writings of Catholic French-Canadian intellectuals during the 1930s. However, although Catholicism has often been identified as a source of anti-Semitism, the role of the Catholic Church in Quebec as an institution has been mostly overlooked. The author explores the views of the Catholic Church on anti-Semitism and its expressions, especially in relation to Adrien Arcand's fascist Christian National Socialist Party. Using the archives of the Archdioceses of Quebec and Montreal, the author concludes that, on the one hand, the Church generally failed to reach out to the Jewish community or encourage Catholics to be more open and understanding. On the other hand, the Church was suspicious of Adrien Arcand’s party and had little appetite for his virulently anti-Jewish discourse. The author illustrates these findings by revisiting the 1930s debate on Jewish schools, the relationship between the Quebec Church and the Christian National Socialist Party, as well as the anti-Semitic rhetoric of some priests in the Diocese of Quebec.
Publication
Globe. Revue internationale d’études québécoises
Volume
Vol. 18
Issue
no. 1
Pages
65-85
Date
2015
Language
fr
Citation
Dumas, Alexandre. “L’Église catholique québécoise face à l’antisémitisme des années 1930.” Globe. Revue internationale d’études québécoises Vol. 18, no. 1 (2015): 65–85.
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