Power and authority in the Catholic Church Cardinal Cody in Chicago by Charles W. Dahm

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Published by University of Notre Dame Press in Notre Dame, Ind .

Written in English

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  • Cody, John Patrick.,
  • Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Chicago (Ill.)

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StatementCharles W. Dahm in collaboration with Robert Ghelardi.
ContributionsGhelardi, Robert, 1937-
LC ClassificationsBX4705.C67 D33 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 334 p. ;
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3784035M
LC Control Number81040453

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