Alcohol and morality, or when history repeats itself

Alcohol and morality or when history repeats itself

In Canada, the first temperance societies emerged among Protestants in the late 1820s. Their followers preached moderate drinking, ideally abstinence, to combat household impoverishment, moral decay, and domestic violence. Beginning in 1840, the Catholic Church experienced a renaissance in French Canada with ultramontanism, which advocated the precedence of religion over civil society. A Church that … Read more