Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 31st May 2010.

The Holy Father has to-day nominated the Apostolic Visitors who will begin the Visitation of a number of Irish Dioceses in the Northern Autumn,other Dioceses will receive their Visitations in due course.

The Apostolic Visitors nominated are:

for the Metropolitan Archdioceses - Armagh - Cardinal Cormac Murphy-Ó'Connor, Dublin - Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, Cashel and Emly - Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins of Toronto, and Tuam - Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast of Ottawa. 

The Irish Seminaries, including the Pontifical Irish College in Rome will have as their Visitor Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York. Apostolic Visitors have also been appointed for the visitation of male and female Religious Houses.

The announcement calls for the prayers of the entire Irish Catholic Community and looks forward to a season of rebirth for religious life in Ireland.

We need all pray for that result considering Australia's great debt to the Irish for planting and nurturing the Faith here. God bless old Ireland and deliver the Church in Ireland from the evils that have beset it, and grant it the grace , once again, for virtue to flourish in that land of saints and scholars. Amen


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