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Father Faul


Father Sean Mc Manus, President Irish National Caucus • 22 June 2006

Fr. Denis Faul was the classical old-style Irish Catholic priest: very educated and erudite, doctrinally orthodox and socially conservative He was tailor-made to become a leading Bishop? Why, then, did that never happen?

There is only one possible answer: Because he took on Her Majesty's Government, and rightly accused it of injustice against Catholics in Northern Ireland. He, therefore, violated the one taboo. He could have criticized any other government in the world and still have gotten the Miter (think of how Bishop Casey could criticize United States policy in South America, while never opening his mouth about British injustice in the North).

In the late seventies and early eighties when both the London and Dublin governments (with the compliant help of much of the Irish and British media) were doing all they could to demonize the Irish National Caucus, Fr. Faul fearlessly stood up for us, publicly identifying with us, twice coming to the United States on a Irish National Caucus speaking tour and lobbying effort of the U.S. Congress.

Fr. Faul was a human rights champion. He was a most effective communicator.

Indeed, maybe even death does not stop his communication. On the very day he died, I found myself thinking I should telephone him as I hadn't talked to him in a while. The next thing I knew he was dead!

May his noble Irish soul rest in God's eternal peace.










































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Index: Current Articles

22 June 2006

Other Articles From This Issue:

The Framing of Michael McKevitt
Marcella Sands

Foreward to 'The Framing of Michael McKevitt'
Fr Des Wilson

Demagogues and Demigod
Tommy Gorman

Getting It Tight
John Kennedy

The Restoration of Restorative Justice
Marcel M. Baumann

DUP Analysis
Dr John Coulter

Father Faul
Fr. Sean McManus

Aiden Hulme Repatriation Picket
Paul Doyle

Prison Protest Begins
Republican Prisoners Action Group (RPAG), Republican Sinn Fein, Newry

New Hero, and a Legacy
Dr John Coulter

Charlie's Angel
John Kennedy

The Letters page has been updated.

Profile: Mehdi Mozaffari
Anthony McIntyre

The Blanket, the Cartoons and the End of Left and Right
Gabriel Glickman

The Blanket and the Cartoon Controversy: Anthony McIntyre Interviewed
Martyn Frampton

A Welcome End
Mick Hall

Anthony McIntyre

Freedom of Speech index

14 June 2006

The Mark of Cain
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Debris of the Dirty War
Mick Hall

More Claims
Martin Ingram

Case Unproven
Anthony McIntyre

Chain Gang
John Kennedy

Better to Put the Past Behind US
David Adams

The Gamblers
Dr John Coulter

Diarmaid Ferriter's The Transformation of Ireland
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Profile: Caroline Fourest
Anthony McIntyre

Le «manifeste des douze» fait réagir
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Reaction to the Manifesto (English Translation)
Liam O Ruairc

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