Monday, March 19, 2007

Ireland's Non Residential Cardinals (Part I)

Patrick Francis Cardinal Moran


December 16, 1830, Leighlinbridge, Ireland. Nephew of Cardinal Paul Cardinal Cullen (Archbishop of Dublin), who was his mother's stepbrother.


Irish College, Rome (humanities and theology); Urbanian Athenaeum of Propaganda Fide, Rome (doctorate in theology).

Pre-Episcopal Career

Ordained, March 19, 1853, Rome. In Rome, professor, 1853-1856; vice-rector, 1856-1866, Irish College; professor of Hebrew in the Pontifical Urbanian Athenaeum of Propaganda Fide; and vice-rector of the Irish College. Returned to Ireland in 1866 as secretary of Cardinal Cullen, 1866-1872; and professor of Scripture, Clonliffe College. Founder of the Irish Ecclesiastical Record. Accompanied Cardinal Cullen to the Vatican Council, 1869-1870.

Episcopal Career

Elected titular bishop of Olba and appointed coadjutor of Ossory, December 22, 1871. Consecrated, March 5, 1872, Dublin, by Cardinal Paul Cullen, archbishop of Dublin. Succeeded to the see of Ossory, August 11, 1872. Promoted to the metropolitan see of Sydney, Australia, March 14, 1884.


Created cardinal priest in the consistory of July 27, 1885; received red hat and title of S. Susanna, July 30, 1885.


August 16, 1911, Manly, Sydney. Buried in St. Mary's metropolitan cathedral, Sydney.

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