John Privilege, Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879-1925 (Manchester UP 2009), 230pp. [reviewed by Gerard Moran in Irish Studies Review, 18, 2 (2010), pp.236-38].
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Seamus Deane, gen. ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day 1991), Vol. 2, reference in Frederick Ryans remarks on the Gaelic League (Dana, 1904), and ftn., archbishop of Armagh and primate of All-Ireland, 1887-1924, a conservative in social politics, strong supporter of Gaelic League, but strong critic of Sinn Féin during War of Independence, 998; when Cardinal Logue was a young curate in Ballybofey, he was the cordial friend of the Rev. Mr. Steele, a Presbyterian minister who preached on alternate Sundays in Irish (Aodh de Blacam, 1934) 1015.
Website: For career dates, see Catholic Hierarchy biographies of bishops, online. [Note corrig. death-date, supra, given in Boylan, Dictionary of Irish Biography, 2nd Edn. 1988, as 19 Nov.]
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Irish language: Wherever Irish is spoken, the people are pure and innocent (in An Claidheamh Soluis, 17 Meitheamh, 1899, p.216; quoted in Aodán MacPóilin, Spiritual Beyond the Ways of Men: Images of the Gael, in Irish Review, 16, p.19.
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The Lesson of History, [chap. in] State of Ireland (Cork: Mercier 1977): Until repression ceases, and the right of Ireland to choose her own form of government is recognised, there is no prospect that peace will reign amongst us, or that the reconciliation which His Holiness so ardently desires will be accomplished. (Letter of Hierarchy to Pope Benedict XV, 21 June 1921, in response to His of 27 April; quoted in Jermiah Newman, Bishop of Limerick (pp.65-66). NOTE that Newman comments, To me, at least, it would appear that the present state of affairs in Northern Ireland is not too unlike that described in this quotation. And if what the Bishop said then was valid, it still retains that validity.
one feels in ones bones that the ultimate destiny of Ireland is unity, whether on a federal or some other acceptable basis.
the ultimate basis for peace in Ireland, is some clear and genuine indication on the part of britain, that as soon as it is at all feasible - however long that may take - she shall leave Irshmen to look after themselves (p.67).
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W. B. Yeats: Logue condemned Yeatss The Countess Cathleen on the basis of Frank Hugh ODonnells pamphlet, Souls for Sale, and without seeing it (see Yeatss Autobiographies, p. 414; also 506 and 566).
James Joyce: In Stephen Hero (pub. 1944), his manuscript autobiographical novel, Joyce cites Cardinal Logue along with Terence Bellow MacManus as poles in the contradictory Catholic-nationalist ideology of the students at Royal University of Ireland (latter NUI).
Portrait: Michael Logue by John Lavery; see Anne Crookshank, Irish Portraits Exhibition (Ulster Mus. 1965).
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