A imprensa católica nos Açores
: do início do século XX ao Concílio Plenário Português

  • José Paulo Fernandes de Oliveira Machado

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Church was the only organization that for three decades (1900-1926) managed to create seventeen newspapers in the Azores Islands. The significant expression of newspapers sponsored by Diocese of Angra do Heroísmo marked an incomparable time of journalistic bubbling in this archipelago. We consider the very beginning of the 20th century as an unusual period for Church’s presence in the public sphere, with a passionate commitment over the Good Press pastoral cause. From the beginning of the 20th century until the Portuguese Plenary Council (1926), the resolutions of the 1917 Canonic Law Codex were enforced in Portugal and gave place to an improvement media period by the number of ecclesial participation in newspapers. The revealed enthusiasm about the foundation of periodic newspapers led to an ecclesial learning producing labor expertise by the catholic Azorean press impelling the work that was to come. The foundation of a Diocese’s official newspaper – A União – proves that there had been a purification path where catholic azorean press had reconverted inside the public sphere coming from many newspapers to more specialized ones.
Date of Award6 Jul 2018
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRogério Santos (Supervisor)


  • Pope Leo XIII
  • Nationalism
  • Catholic centre
  • Good press
  • Parish bulletin
  • Daily newspapers


  • Doutoramento em Ciências da Comunicação

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