Cahenslyism - definition of Cahenslyism by The Free Dictionary
a 19th-century plan of the German parliamentarian Cahensly, successfully opposed by American interests, to have the pope divide the foreign-born population of the U.S. into ethnic groups and to appoint bishops and priests of the same ethnic and linguistic background as each group.See also: Catholicism
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This was a national policy, expressing an Australian preference against ethnic parishes and Cahenslyism.
In the course of preparing this paper I re-read and was impressed by his talk on Catholic approaches to immigration to the De La Salle Old Boys and was surprised to find him speaking against Cahenslyism.