Letter from J. Browne to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript letter with handwritten additions signed S. de Brún (J.Browne), St. Peter's, Wexford, to (Hagan). In thanks for his letter; he is writing to Cicognani now. Restricting print run of his thesis to thirty; joking about the very low demand for such a work. Fr. Deering is keeping well this winter. The new church is nearly complete, but the finances are uncertain, even despite the parish priest's unceasing efforts in the shape of thé dansantes and the likes. Browne is a collaborator in a new edition of the statutes in formation, edited by Canon Maher, Oulart. Everybody was sorry for Fr. Ryan's death. He and Gaul keep the (Roman) flag flying; remarking on the generally rather opportunistic or just feeble attitudes of the clergy. Remarks of sarcastic nature on an article he is to write for Ireland's Own on Emancipation: 'Personally I don't believe very much in Emancipation or its originator but five quid is not a thing to be sneered at...'; he will put in platitudes and some '"sob stuff" a la Fr. Magennis'. Politically there still is no straight way to be seen; foreseeing an Ireland with only two classes, and the middle class missing. DeValera's arrest was an advantage to his party; he is being defended by many who spurned him up to now. The new paper is slow in making its appearance; The Leader also has turned Fianna Fáil. Hagan's opinion on the Roman question were not surprising; the solution seemingly was a 'nego suppositum'.
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