Bishop Daniel Coholan of Cork on Republican Resistance and Hunger Strikes: A Theological Note.
Irish Theological Quarterly, 67.
Daniel Cohalan was Bishop of Cork from 1916 to 1952. During those
years he witnessed many changes and upheavals in Irish society. The
first ten years of his episcopacy were, however, probably the most traumatic
as they witnessed both the War of Independence and the Civil
War. County Cork witnessed some of the more significant engagements
during the War of Independence and also a prolonged hunger strike during
which two Republicans died. Consequently, Bishop Cohalan was well
placed to comment on these features of Irish life. He is remembered in
accounts of that period as the only Irish Bishop to have issued a decree of
excommunication on those involved in acts of murder, ambushes, and
kidnapping. He also played a very public role during the hunger strike of
the Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney: visiting him in prison,
pleading for his release, and presiding at his funeral.
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