CollectionCardinal John D'Alton Archive

Material relating to Health Act (1953) and Bills of 1947 and 1949, includes:

Letter of Most Reverend John C McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin, to Most Reverend Dr D'Alton, - 'I am glad to be able to report that yesterday afternoon at 5 o' clock, I called at Government Buildings and handed our letter to the Taoiseach. I spent one hour and twenty minutes pointing out the meaning of the document, in its various sections, according to the sense of our two meetings. The Taoiseach at once and fully accepted our decision - as one would expect. The same night he gave a copy to the Minister in question, who, the Taoiseach has told me this morning - read it through and then announced to the Tanaiste that `it was quite all right. The Bishops had no condemned the Scheme on the ground of Faith and Morals'. I took occasion at once to explain to the Taoiseach that the phrase `Catholic Social teaching' used by the Bishops meant `Catholic moral teaching in regard to things social' and that our document was a clear-cut, forth-right condemnation of the Scheme on moral grounds', 6 April 1951.

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CommentThe information listed from this repository was extracted in the late 1990s from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of Armagh Diocesan Archive and we are grateful for their assistance. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.