Page 14, 26th January 1962

26th January 1962
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Page 14, 26th January 1962 — A BISHOP ADMIRED BY ALL

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Locations: Connor, Belfast, Leeds, London, Surrey


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BISHOP MAGEEAN of Down and Connor, Ireland, who was admired M even the most bigoted circles in Northern Ireland because (if his wide sympathies and forthrightness in times of conflict, died last week in Belfast, aged 80.

He had been Bishop of Down and Connor for '32 years. having more than 200,000 in his flock.

The period of his episcopate was one of great trial. with periodic antiCatholic riots and emergency arrests by the Ulster Constabulary. Yet he remained a calm and dignified leader, exercising discretion when many hastily called for "action", speaking out clearly when injustices had to be tackled. Born at Saindield, Co. Down, he was educated at St. Malachy's College, Belfast, and at Maynooth. After his ordination in 1906, he taught for 13 years at St. Malachy's College. He was appointed Dean of

Maynooth in 1919. Ten years later

he succeeded Cardinal Often Archbishop) MacRory as Bishop of Down and Connor.

Fr. J. .O'Gorman, O.M.I.

Fr. Joseph O'Gorman. 0.M.L. of Mown at Mary's, Richmond Hill, Leeds, has died. four days after his Ii411i birthday. tr. O'Gorman vats firS1 appointed to Mount Si. Mary'a after his ordination in 1905. He was Parish priest there from 1922 to 1025, and returned again in 1954 as assistant nriest. Born in London, he spent 28 of the 56 years of his priesthood in Yorkshire-I5 of them in Leeds. It was he who secured Killingbeck Cemetery for the Leeds diocese In 1925. Publicity was focused on him donna worm War I when he was confessor to Sir Roger Casement in the Tower of London.

Fr. Wm. Walsh, S.D.B.

Fr. William Aloysius Walsh, S.T).R B.A.. Rector of the Salesian College. CheriRey. Surrey. since 1958. died on Saturday. aged 72. Rom in Accrington. of which town his brother was recently mayor. he entered the Salesian College. Battersea, as a lair vocation in 1911. with a couple of companions from Accrington. These young men had been members of the sociality of the late Fr. I ester. Si.. In their native town. and Previous efforts made by the great Jesuit to obtain admission for them to a diocese or a religious society had been turned down on account of their ages and other difficulties. As a mina Salesian. Fr. Walsh saw service in'the schools at Fast Hill (Wandsworth), at Battersea and Farnborough. and in the novitiate and studernate at Burwash and Cowley He was ordained In 1921 by (then) Bishop Amigo and was shortly afterwards appointed Catechist at Battersea. In 1s25 hc was sent as Catechist to thc newly-opened Salesian College at "Thornleigh", Bolton. Lancs. He became WI headmaster in 1927 and continued in that office mull 1040, when he became Rector. Six years later he Wan appointed Rector of the Salesian College at Farnborough, Hants. In 1952 he moved from there to flit thc same riMcc, until 1958. at the Salesian College. Cowley, osford. He was a member of the Provincial Council of the Saksian Anglo-Irish Province.

Mrs. Cecil Chesterton, O.E.E.

Mrs. Cecil Chesterton. wife of G. K. Chesterton's yottnger brother Cecil who died in France a few days after the Armistice in let8 died on Saturday. She was in her nineties.

The Cecil Residential Club for Old Ladies was one of a chain of houses which she had founded for the welfare of homelecs women and girls The am of these houses was opened in London in 1927 Today there are five Cecil Houses and a residential club for girls. Recognition of the wonderful work done through these houses came In MR when the Oaten honoured Mrs. Chesterton with the 0.B E

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