Posted on June 13, 2011, in Bishops' Pastorals, Cardinal Joseph MacRory, Catholic Social Teaching, Conscription Crisis, International Ethics, Irish Church-State Relations, Irish History, Persecution, WW2. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I was unaware of this statement. The photo you used was taken, I’m almost certain, during the anti-conscription campaign of 1918. Wikipedia has an informative article on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_Crisis_of_1918#Contemporaneous_quotes

  2. Yes Father — although rallies and petitions were indeed organized during the Second Conscription Crisis, I couldn’t find any photos from it, so I just used that one from 1918, with its resonant parallels. (The pledge shown in the photo was taken by over a million people —mostly in churches.)

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