1864 – Born on March 4th in Charleville, County Cork, Ireland. Roman Catholic prelate who became one of Australia’s most controversial political figures during the first half of the 20th century.
1882 – His domineering mother steered him from Sisters of Mercy and Christian Brothers’ primary schools into Latin-teaching academies, thence through St Colman’s, Fermoy, to Maynooth.
1890-1894 – Mannix studied at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, County Kildare, where he was ordained priest and where he taught philosophy and theology.
1895 – He continued his outstanding scholastic success at Dunboyne Establishment, qualifying for a doctorate of divinity and proceeding directly to a lectureship in philosophy and the chair of moral theology at Maynooth.
1896 – As inaugural secretary of the Maynooth Union he promoted discussion of ‘urgent’ socio-economic questions such as temperance, co-operatives and housing, advocated free-enterprise economic nationalism as more vital to Irish self-respect than Home Rule, and delivered a cogent if unoriginal 6000-word paper on the land question.
1903-1912 – He served as president of the college.
– Rome appointed him monsignor.
– He was consecrated titular bishop of Pharsalus on October 6th.
1917 – Catholic archbishop of Melbourne.
1919-1923 – He forced its lay proprietors to sell the Advocate to him at his own low valuation or face extinction; the clericalist Tribune criticized him by implication only once—over his attitude to Irish republicanism.
1963 – Died on November 6th in Melbourne.