His Grace is Displeased

Selected Correspondence of John Charles McQuaid

Edited by: Clara Cullen, Margaret O hOgartaigh

John Charles McQuaid thought like a demon, wrote like an angel, and was meticulous in attending to every detail of his ministry as Archbishop of Dublin. He was a voluminous correspondent, and this book exposes the venom and charity of this prelate, who touched and tampered with the lives of so many, both in Ireland and internationally. 'The Archbishop His Grace,' as McQuaid liked to be known, had correspondents that ranged from Crumlin housewives to papal nuncios. There was no aspect of the religious and social life of Catholic Ireland that escaped his eye, and this legendary attention to detail is reflected in his illuminating correspondence. Now available in paperback, this book is a collection of McQuaid's correspondence, warts and all. It offers a flavor of the range of his activities in educational, health, ecclesiastical, political, and international affairs. Entertaining, accessible, and analytical, this is a truly original perspective on John Charles McQuaid. The book will appeal to a wide general readership, as well as to cultural historians, journalists, theological scholars, and social studies researchers. [Subject: History, Religious Studies, Irish Studies, Politics]


288 pages

Publication Date: 9/1/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781908928092

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