Letter from Michael A. Kelly of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic
Pontifical Irish College
Kelly, Michael A.
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript letter signed Michael A. Kelly of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic, Park Avenue Hotel, 32nd Street and 4th Avenue, New York City (United States of America). Enclosing for his information a typescript copy, signed by [Monsignor D.F. O'Connor], of resolutions passed at the mass meeting of ten thousand New York citizens on 16 March 1924. Resolutions directed to Pope (Pius XI), submitting in eight points that the Irish bishops have perpetrated scandalous abuses in refusing the sacraments of Penance and of the Eucharist, and in cases also a Christian burial, to citizens of the Irish Republic. Stating belief that appointments to Irish sees are secured by influence exacted by the English government. Requesting His Holiness to 'inflict suitable punishment [referring to canon law] upon those Irish Ecclesiastics who have abused their Sacred Office for purely secular purposes, and in particular the Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, the outstanding offender in this respect'.
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