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Mannix, Daniel

Born: 1864 AD
Died: 1963 AD
Nationality: Australian
Categories: Clergymen

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.