Sunday, 9 March 2014

Monsignor John Moloney, R.I.P.

Ecce Sacerdos Magnus 

On Saturday morning, as many of us were attending the monthly Latin Mass in St. Joseph's Church, Berkeley Road, we heard of the death of the Right Reverend Monsignor John Moloney, P.E., who was the first and for more than a decade the Priest in Charge of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

A native of Knocklong, Co. Limerick, he studied at the Dominican College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, and for the Priesthood in the Archdiocese of Dublin at Holy Cross College, Dublin, and in Rome, where he was ordained to the Priesthood on 13th July, 1941, and where he remained for a further 9 years after ordination. He was the Administrator of the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, under the late Archbishop McQuaid, and then Parish Priest of the Three Patrons, Rathgar, until his retirement.

He was also chaplain to the Italian Community for many years. He contributed to the Sacred Heart Messenger for many years and wrote many devotional works. Monsignor Moloney was a noted musician and an inspiration for many vocations to the Priesthood. Non est inventus similis illi.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Bishop Athanasius Schneider Latin Mass in Dublin

On Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013, feast of St. Francis Xavier, St. Laurence's Catholic Heritage Association had the privilege to organise the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by Bishop Athanasius Schneider in the Church of St. John Vianney, Ardlea Road, Artane, Dublin 5.  After Mass, with the Blessed Sacrament removed, Bishop Schneider talked to those present about the themes of his new book Corpus Christi - Holy Communion and the Renewal of the Church.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Ven. Nano Nagle

Venerable Nano Nagle (1718-1784)

Today Holy Mother Church honours all the Saints in Heaven. Yesterday Holy Mother Church honoured Nano Nagle by declaring her Heroic Virtue and bestowing upon her the title of Venerable. Irish hearts all over the world rejoice! Ven. Hanora 'Nano' Nagle, foundress of the Presentation Order, friend of the Poor, lady of the lamp, intercede for us before the throne of God.