Posted on June 21, 2011, in Ancient Rome, Archbishop John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop Thomas Morris, Bishops' Pastorals, Cardinal John D'Alton, Catholic Education, CATHOLIC PAMPHLETS, Catholic Social Teaching, Croagh Patrick, Emigration, International Ethics, Irish Church-State Relations, Irish History, Irish Language, John XXIII, Lough Derg, Missionaries, Papacy, Patrician Year (1961), St. Patrick. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m copying this from my own blog where I answered your question about this booklet.

    Hello, Shane. If I were asked in a court if I could remember this I would have to say ‘no’.

    The opening line of Archbishop McQuaid’s message is very striking: ‘The Dublin Congress of the Patrician Year has one purpose: to express to God our gratitude for the Faith’. His whole message is wroth reflecting on.

    Going through the booklet brought back many memories. One was Sean T. O’Kelly’s very entertaining talk at the National Stadium. I was on duty there every night, I think, as a member of the ceremonial Colleges’ Volunteer Corps.

    I was on duty outside the Theatre Royal the night that Bishop Fulton Sheen spoke but accompanied Bishop Hanly of Elphin from his car to the inner entrance – and kept going with him!

  2. Very helpful, thanks Father!

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