Chemist List Tralee 1917-1918
Not sure of several names original can be checked later
Chemist list of prescriptions for 1917 and 1918 Tralee District
Mr Dillane Ardfert; Mrs Glavin Abbeydorney; Mr Stack Princess St; Albert Stack Princess Street; Tim Sheehy Gurtnagristig; Mr Kissane Ahaskra, Ballybunion; Dr Connell Benzine; H A De Moleyns Esq, Ivy Lodge, Glenbeigh; John Fuller Kilfeighney; Robert Boland Farranstack; Mrs O Sullivan Valentia; Mrs Ferris; Mrs O Connor Day Place; Mrs Ashe; Wm J O Connell Causeway; Sheehy and Lawlor Kilmoyley; Stp. Fuller; Miss Ballen; Ed Drummond; Miss Lawlor Kilmoyley, Dr Lawlor; Miss Moloney and Dr Crosby; W. O Donoghue Knockatee (Friars Balsam); Mrs Graver Wellington Place Valentia; F Connell Ardfert; D Sullivan Emporium Castleisland, films post Sept. 14 1917; Mrs O Donoghue child infirmary Sept. 1917; Bro Martin Churchill; Mary Casey c/o D L Lawlor; M Lawlor Ballincrossig; Miss Meridith;
John Brown Postman Knockngoshel; Mr Moore; Soloman Egan Tubrid; Nurse Sheehy; O Connell Bank Manager; Fr Harrington PP; Mrs Dr. Crosby Ardfert; Stack J ; Henry Connor Rathmorrell; Katie Begley Ballyquinn; Geo Groves Ballymcelligott; Mrs Maunsell; Elisa Stack Princess Street; Mr Philips Ballyheigue four rolls of film; Mr Stokes Pembroke Street; R Roche Esq JP; Miss Nolan Ardrahan; Mr P B Scanlon Knockneagh Ardfert; Baby O Doherty; Mr Dillane Creamery Ardfert; Dominicans Churchill; Dr Shanahan + Morphy; Miss McNeil; W Stack; Jas Prendiville Dromulton; Fr O Connor Castlegregory Oct 10th 1917; Mrs Flaherty Ardfert Dr Harrington; Dr O Connell Bally; Edgeworth; W J O Connell Causeway Mary Mahony O Dorney; Jn. McElligott Ardfert; Mrs O Grady; D L Lawlor Killury; Mr Martin ? Moran wound; Mrs O Connell Day Place; Nurse Mulvihill; H Griffin Princess Street Nurse O Gorman; Dan Naylor?; Nurse McElligtt;
MrsMorphy Greenfield camp Oct 27 1917; Mrs Hayes Kilflynn; Dr Harrington; Jas Collins Rathoneen Ardfert; Jn McElligott Ardfert; Mr Barrett Ballyheigue castle; Fr O Connell; Dr O Connell Ballyard; Mr A Cooper dentist; Mrs Garrett Walsh Lohercannon; Miss Mary Lawlor 25 Lr. Drum??; Moss pierce Killeacle; Sgt McGuinness; Mrs Barton Clogherbrien; Constable O Donnell; Mr O Neil dentist Annascaul; Mr Cook the Castle Ballyheigue; Grorge groves Ballymac; Wm Flaherty Central Hotel; Mr Jas Mangan the Ranch; Mr Digby; Fr O Connor Castlegregory; Wm Connell Causeway; Mr Costelloe manager Ardfert Creamery; J McEllistrum; Mr Hussey Tiduff Ballyheigue; Mr Histon; Mr McGrath c/o Flahertys Ardfert; Mrs Shanahan U.N.T. Abbeydorney; J McCarthy Ardfert; Mr O Connor Rathmorrel; Spicer baby c/o Mr Foley tailor Nov 16th 1917; r Noonan Ardfert; Sarah Quilter ; Mrs Scollard; T G Sullivan; Mr Barrett Ballyheigue; Mr Griffin Ardfert; Mr Pierce Ballinorig; Tom Kennedy County Hall; Jas Prendville Drom?ton? Scartaglin; Mr M Fiunamore, 22 Dublin Road Maraborough Toronto?; Rev M Louis Mercy Convent; Flaherty Kilflynn; Ml P Kennelly eye trouble; Mrs Egan Corbery Boulteen? Ardfert; Mr J Fuller kilfeighney Lixnaw; Stephen Hayes; Mr P Devane Fish Buyer Dingle; Mr Summers Ballinorig; Miss Lynch Teacher Moyderwell; Ml D Brosnan Castleisland; Mrs Mc Kenna Ballinor Milltown; Mrs Watson;
Jn. Brien the Ford Ballyduff; Miss O Hara Drenagh; Rev Westropp; Mr W McMahon Ballyheigue?; Pat Sheehy Kilmoyley; Ed Flynn Foxfort Causeway Chest Protector 5/6; Nurse Humphreys; Mrs Lyons Dromulton Farranfore; Miss Galvin Rock Street; O Sullivan Baby Jn Dinneen Ardfert; Mr Fitzgerald Annascaul; Miss Emily Smith Newtownsandes; Miss E J Ferris East Commons; Miss Power Rattoo Lixnaw; Miss Walsh NT O Brennan; Dr Harrington; Miss Barrett at Stacks; Martin Halloran; Richard Carr; Nurse Kirby Ballyheigue; Nurse O Neill Teer?; Dan Hussey Tiduff Ballyheigue; Mrs Kennelly Blennerville night lights etc;Wm Hudson Shaw Street; Miss M Dinneen Gloundalive Ballyduff; Jn Mahony Miss Hayes; Mary Casey causeway; Mr lynch Ballylongane, Ballyheigue; Sam Naylor; Wm Lyons Dromulton, Ballyheigue; Jeanne Perryman; Mr Collins Rathoneen; Miss Hudson Strand Street; ? Robinson Parochial School; Mrs Maher Dysert Lixnaw; Miss McNeill; Fr D Breen Caherdaniel; Miss Stack; Mrs Carroll Tubrid; McKenna Ballyn? Firies; Tom Corcoran P+O Killarney Ballyhar; Noonan, Neligan, Carroll Tubrid, Flaherty; Wm. Quilter ear trouble; Ml Lucid; Watson Bally?, Mrs Kerins, Barrett; Mrs Quinlan Bridge Street; Tom Styles; Rev George Maxwell; M J Mullaly; Roger Harty; King Ardfert; Carroll Tubrid Ardfert; Fr Ahern; Fr F O Connell Ardfert Dec. 1917; Miss Ferris Baby Dillon Lissereen; Harty Ballylohgane, Ballyheigue; Jane Lynch Glin Lodge; Workhouse; W Healy Photographer; Fr Ryan, Fr White; Eustace Downey Solicitor Dec. 20 1917; Moriarty Solicitor; Jas Driscoll Causeway; Jn. Rice, Fr Lynch; Mr Stacks son Miss Mary Barrett; Mr Fullers daughter; Mrs Roche Laccabawn; Tom Thornton; Tom Egan Curraghare Ardfert; Nellie Stack; F Allman Ballyheigue; Mrs Noonan P/O Ardfert; J B Rice Abbeydorney; Miss Howard The Arcade; Fr Allman Ballyheigue four prescriptions; Mce. Scollard; Miss Roche Ballyheigue; J Stack; W Watson Ballyard; Jas Kissane Ardfert; W P Kirby Ballyheigue; W Collins Bally ?lin Ardfert; Miss M A O Mahony East End Lodge Ballybunion; ; Watson; Fr Allman; Mrs Ellen Flaherty Ballyhoneen, Clahane Castlegregory; Mr Westropp; Fr Dalton Jan 8th 1918; Fr Dillon Ballybunion; Mr M O Connor Reahoona, Ballybunion;
Fr Allman; Jn Keeffe 2 prescriptions; Tim McElligott Stacks Mountain; iss O Mahony Ballybunion; W Somers Ballinorig Ardfert; K McMahon Ballyheigue; Mr R Neligan Meanus Castleisland;Louis Galvin; Jn Grace; Mr DillaneTubrid also Bridie and Jer; Mrs Lyons Dromunton; Mr Enright Gas Manager; Mr Stack; Eileen Kennelly Blennerville; J Murphy Knocknagoshel; Mrs Driscoll Tubrid; Miss Nealan Farran Causeway; Jer Regan Ballinorig Causeway; Mrs Brosnan Churchill; Fr Conlon; Mrs McEnery Slievewadra Ballyduff; Batt Murphy Knocknagoshel; Wm Laide Ardoughter; M McCarthy Kilcooly Ardfert; Mrs Ryle Banemore; Wm Fitzgerald Ardfert; K Garvey Ballyduff; Tim Driscoll Ballinorig Ardfert; Austin Stack Esq two prescriptions;Mrs o Halloran Caherulla; Westropp Ballyheigue; P Griffin Bay View Ballyheigue; Lucid knockane Ballyheigue; MissStack; May Casey Killury Causeway; Par T Burke farran Causeway; Philips Ballyheigue; Mr Daly Lixnaw; Nic. Stack; Master Costelloe Rathkenny Tubrid; Roger Harty Feb. 14-1918; Nurse Emery; Wm Lynch Glin Cottage Ardfert; Ml Fitzgerald Laccabee Abbeydorney; Mr Moore Ballybunion; Nurse Humphreys; M Joseph ? Lixnaw; Ml Horgan Abbeydorney; Mrs p Lawlor Ballinclogher; Tom Moore Brandon; Nurse McElligott Ardfert; Dora Dillane; Costelloe Ahabeg Abbeydorney; Miss Moloney 16 Feb. 1918; Fr. Lynch; Willie Mullins; Miss Murphy P/O;Dan Gallivan at Dr. Crosbys; Wm J O Connell Causeway; W long Dingle; W Goodwin Kilshanig Castlegregory; Mrs Daly Currovough; Willie Mullins; Mrs Kennelly Blennerville; Tim Kennedy Dromavalley; Mrs Fitzgerald Blackpool; Sgt Crowley Ballyheigue; Master David Roche Abbeydorney; Mr H Allen c/o Dr Crosby; Mr P J Shanahan Abbeydorney; Mr Fitzgerald ex bank manager; Sgt Crowley Ballyheigue; Master David Roche; Mrs P J Shanahan; Nurse ? Mahony;
Canon Fuller; P Kirby at Dr. Lawlors; Redmond McCarthy; Dl. Lawlor Killury, Causeway; Mick Rahally; Mrs Wilmot; Jn W McElligott Ardfert; Fr Harris; Mrs McKenna Caherneale?; Rev W E Beatty; Maurice Flynn Fahamore, Causeway; Eileen Kennelly; Miss E Ferris St Catherine's Hospital; Mrs Spillane Fahamore Castlegregory; Mr Langford Bridge Street; Mr Somers Ballinorig; J ? Horan Glounamaddra? King Williams Town P.O; Wm O Connell Auctioneer Causeway; Rev F Ahern Abbeydorney; W Histon; Ml Fitzgerald c/o Wm Somers Ballinorig; Miss Barry Clash Causeway; Dr Brick; Bro. O Carroll Monastery; Miss Nora Bunion Ahamore Causeway; Mr Pierce Snr. Ballinorig (380); Major Heatham; Fr Behan St John's; Mrs Brick E.N.T. Cloghane; Gerald Pierce Ballinorig; Fr Harrington Castlegregory; Miss Kathleen Kennelly; Mrs Cook Basin View; Mrs John Kennelly Ballyheigue; P Maunsell Clohane Castlegregory; Bryan O Connor J P. Castleisland; Mr Devinisky; P Leen; Mrs McEllistrum; Baby Moloney; Kennelly Blennerille; Mrs Leary Causeway;Miss Hanley Causeway; G Pierce Ballinorig; P Buckley Bookseller Castleisland; Mrs Brown Ratoo Lixnaw; Fr Dalton; Sean Crowley Ballyheigue; John Kennelly Ballyheigue; Mr M Cunningham; Jas Healy Lisculhane; Mr Barton Clogherbrian; J J Long; Miss Moynihan NT Annascaul; Fr Behan St. John's; Miss Moloney; Miss Rhilly Fortwilliam, Abbeydorney; Tim Cullanes mare March 18th 1918; Miss Neilan Farran Causeway; W J Gleason The Glebe Ballyheigue; Ml Moore postman Clohane; Miss Ann Kenny; Baby Harris Ardrahan Ardfert; J J Sullivan Petty Sessions clerk Milltown; W Barrett Ballyheigue; Jas Driscoll Causeway Brest Pump; Fr Horgan Abbeydorney; Baby Moloney Lisculhane Abbeydorney; Miss Meredith Dicksgrove; Mr John Healy; Mr Feneighty ? Kilflynn; Nurse McElligott Ardfert; Miss M Rahilly; James Driscoll breast reliever, Mar 23rd 1918; Miss Kenny Hotel; Baby Fuller; Miss Kenny Hotel; Mr M O Connor Ahafona ? Ballybunion; Mrs Con Crowley Direen Scartaglin; Tom McGrath Banna Ardfert; Mr Grady Postman; Miss Stack Princess Street; Mrs Kennelly Ballyheigue;
Mrs Falvey Lixnaw; Mrs Ann Kenny; Miss Dora Kenny; Stokes Esq; Wm Dillane Ardfert; Mr Scannell teacher Ardfert; Mr Casey; Jas Flavin; K Guiney Bridge House Knockaclarig; W Stokes; Mr Finn &Mr Moloney; Fr Ahern & Fr Horgan; Mr Cavan? Tubrid Ardfert; Mr Jas Collins Rath? Ardfert; Costelloe; Costelloe Child; Mrs Pierce Ballinorig; Fr Boylan Dominican; W Stokes Clogherbrien; Mr John Cullothy; Jas Moloney; Mr David Dillane Doon April 6th 1918; Miss Rahilly at Lawlors Ardfert; Jas Brosnan; Mr Keane Lisduff Ballyheigue; Mr Stack; Mr Brick; Mr Cullothy Gortalea; Fr Ahern; Fr Horgan Abbeydorney; Mrs Kenny Hotel; Mr Brick; Mr Benner Hotel Dingle; Florance O Leary; Cantillon Drenagn Ballyheigue; Mr Stack; Pat Finn Cappa; J Dillon Dromcunnig; A Collins Presbytery Ballyheigue; Stokes; Fr Harrington PP Castlegregory; Patricia O Connor Industrial School; Costelloe several prescriptions; Constable Finn; W Halloran Caherulla Ballyheigue; W Costelloe Kilgulban Ardfert; Mr McEllistrum; Robert McCarthy Harbour Master Fenit;
Fr Dalton; Mrs Murphy Spa Station; Wm Creagh; Esther Kennelly Pembroke Street; Roger Harty Causeway; Br. Kelly Industrial School; Dr O Connell Ballyard; May Mahony Industrial School; Miss Raymond Ballymullen; Dr Hayes; Miss Egan Currahane Ardfert; Pat N Moore Brandon; Dick Flavin Rock Street; Costelloe russel Street; Kenny Davies Lane; Betty O Connor Russell Street; Mr Jim Barrett Rathscannell; Mr Dalton Basin View; Mrs Cavanagh Tubrid; W Halloran Caherulla Ballyheigue; Wm Costelloe Kilgulban Ardfert; Kate Sullivan Ardfert; Mce Walsh; Foreign name Ardfert; Nurse o Neill Brandon; Robert McCarthy Harbourmaster Fenit; Fr Dalton; Wm O Connor Kilgulban Ardfert; Rev White; Mrs Rohan Ballyguin?; Mr William Leen; Esther Kennelly Pembroke Street; Miss Cathy Kerins; Dr Pierce Bushmount; Dr Hayes; Pat P Moore Brandon; Dick Flavin rock street; Mrs McEllistrum; Batt Finn Cappa Castlegregory; Jas Donoghue Knocatee; Mrs Reid Ballyheigue Castle; Mrs Condon Kilflynn; Mr Watson Ballyard; Fr Conlon; Mrs McEllistrum Castlegregory; Baby stack Boherbee; Pat Moore; Nurse Whelan Basin View; Mrs Dr Hayes May 24th 1918; Mrs J Ashe; Mr T Harrington Banna;
Mrs Vaughan Kanturk Kenmare?; Mrs Fitzmaurice The Quarry Ardfert; Mrs Galway; McEllistrum c/o Reids Hotel; Mr Fuller Kilfeighney Lixnaw; Mrs Wm Walsh publican Kilflynn; Masrer Dick Flavin; Nurse Gorman; Miss Stack; Mrs McEllistrum Ballyduff Lixnaw; Mrs David Healy; Mrs John Cashel; Redmond Roche; Mr M Galvin Ballyrehan; Master James Stack Doon; Martin Fitzgerald; Mr P Henigan; Rev M Allman Ballyheigue; Sgt Crowley Ballyheigue; Mrs Vaughan Kanturk; Nurse Smith at Jerome Slattery; Pat O Sullivan Kilmoyley; Miss Hudson Shaw Street; Constable McCarrick; Tom Moore Postman Clahane Brandon; Miss Thornton Lixnaw; Fr O Sullivan PP Abbeydorney; Barrett Ballyheigue Castle; Mr Moylan Denny Street June 19th 1918; Mr Alex Eui? . Weir; J Quilter Couinguilla; Sgt Butler Dunsnahy ? Donegal; J. B Quinnell Edenburn; Constable McArdle Currow; Mrs Curtin Springmount; Mr Brick Beech Lawn Kerries; Barrett at Bank; Constable Fogarty; Alex Weir; Raymond Flower; Liut Heart? ; Dan Reidy Reamore; Mr O Connell at RIC; Mr Dinan at Sallowglin; Baby Dillon Dromcunnig; Smith Registry Office Chapel street; A Ireland, Dr McCrosby; Wm O Connell c/o Ml Moloney Cappagh Kilflynn; John Stack; Ned Moore; Mrs Nora Hussey;
Mrs Day Bacon Factory July 7th 1918; Constable Hennessy & Costelloe & O Connell, Head Constable O Duffy and O Toole; Mrs P Costelloe Ahabeg Lixnaw; Grne Dillon Stallion; Jas Kenny Kilshannig Castlegregory; Sgt Gaffney, Cons Begley, O Donnell, McGrath, Sgt Cole and Donegan. Mr Mullins; Mr Healy photographer July 8th 1918; Four RIC; Sgt McGuinness; Stacks 2; Const Donegan; Mr Mullins; 4 RIC and Pete Young; Pete, Hawkins, Digby, Hayes, Burns, Armstrong, Const. Costelloe; Fr Hartys Horse; Austin Martin July 12th 1918; Miss o Connor West End Hotel; Const. Curley; Alex Weir; Mc Guire RIC; Mary Philips Ballyheigue; Mullins, Const McGuire; Mrs McEllistrum Shopkeeper Ballyheigue; Fr Dillon PP; Const. Lacey; M Harnett; HM Prison; Buckley RIC; Mr M J Lawlor Ballyh? Abbedorney Nurse o Connor; Mrs Cashman Ballyheigue; Pat O Leary Kilflynn; O Donnell RIC; Mrs Brassil Hearthill Ballyduff; Mr O Connor Town Clerk; O Donnell Labour Exchange; Fred McConnell; Miss Thomson Ballyheigue; J Neligan; Tom Stack; Baby Spring; Nurse Sheehy; Laide several prescriptions; Fr O Connor Causeway 23 July 1918; Crawford RIC; D Halloran Ahamore; Mrs Burns Stacks Mountain; Barns RIC; Jim Hanlon Rattoo; Mrs Connell Cappagh Kilflynn of Monavalley; Ml O Connor Town Clerk; Miss Cronin NT Banna; Dr Fitzgerald;
Tom Goldsmith; Brassil Hearthill Ballyheigue; Mr Champ Abbeydorney; M. J. O Connell Gortinare; Lixnaw; Ml Mangan Kilfeighney; Henry O Connor Rathmorrell NS; ED Ashe Rathscannell; Pat Sheehy Kilmoyley; Fr O Connor CC Causeway; Mrs Stack; Crowley RIC /Fuller; Rev Dillon PP; Moynihan RIC; Nolan Doon; O Connor Bawnmore; Fr O Riordan Lixnaw; Mrs D Golden High Street; Bro Power Monastery; E K Vaughan Ballyheigue; Costelloe RIC; Rev M Allman PP; Ballyheigue Aug 5th 1918; Fr Harrington aspirin and flypaper; Col Kelso Castlemaine; Jer Carmody Lisculhane; Mrs O Connor West End; M J McCarthy Grague; Nurse Daly Miltown; Nurse McCann; Rev M O Connor CC Causeway; Miss Mary McKenna; Mce. Quinlan Keel Lixnaw; Miss Hudson; Rev M O Connor Causeway; John McElligott Ardfert; Miss Purcell GPO; Fr O Sullivan Abbeydorney; Joe Goodwin Castlegregory; Mrs O Connor Bawnmore; Wm J O Connell Causeway; Jer Kirby Ballyheigue; Bartley RIC; O Connor Provincial Bank; Mr Moore Pembroke Street; Baby Spring at McDonnells; Kennelly Auctioneer; Shepherd at C.M.M.; Dr Ml Lawlor; Mary Kennelly; Dr Brick; D Vaughan Kanturk; Cole RIC 25-8-1918; Stack Princess Street; Gordie RIC; J Donoghue Knockatee; Miss Hannie Dunne Ballyduff; H O Connor Parish Clerk Causeway;
Miss Sandes Rock Street; Mrs Kennelly Blennerville; Mrs M Brassil Lixnaw; Mr Murphy Knocknagoshel; Shepherd Fenit; L Smith Brosna; Miss Bowler Glenderry; J Lawlor Railway Hotel; M Watson; Miss o Connor West End Hotel; Nurse McNeil Brandon; Sgt Ryan RIC; Col Chute; Mrs Stack Sept 1918; Miss Ferris; Mr Boyle PP Tilloughna Causeway; Jn & Pat Stack, Ryan RIC; Fr Ryan Dominican; Lieutenant Armstrong; ? RIC; Crowley RIC Ballyheigue; Fr McCarthy Causeway; McCarrick RIC, Sgt Ryan; Fr Allman; Cooper Dentist, Mr W Arlon? Ept 1918; Mr Stack; Pat Moore; Fr Harrington PP Castlegregory; Nurse farmer; Sgt Bentley; Mrs Kennelly 20th Sept 1918; Kelso; Jn Barry Knockenagh Lixnaw; Nurse Meredith Dicksgrove; Fr Mc Carthy Causeway; Harry Melner at Benners; Pringle; Mr Enright Knockbrack NS; Mrs Flynn Foxford; Costelloe RIC: Kennedy RIC: Nurse Sheehy; Mrs Stack Boherbee and Kennelly; Tom Stack and Ryan RIC; Mce Pierce, horse; Mrs Whynne; County Clerk Crowley; Miss Stack; Keating engineer Strand Street; Mrs Watson (Pringle); Annon; Constable Madden, Nurse Burke; Reids Hotel; Nurse McNeil; Fr O Sullivan PP Abbeydorney, McCarthy PP; Regan Ballymcquinn Ardfert; Mrs Dr. o Connell Ballyard; Fr Nic McCarthy Causeway; Fr Buckley; Mr Martin Barber; Mrs Hackett the prison;
Miss Molloy Workhouse; Fr Dalton; Baby Dundon? Jas Dundon?; Watson; Miss McGarry Workhouse; Regan Ballymcquinn Ardfert; Crowley Co. Clerk; Stp Leen Doon Ballyheigue; Mis E Broderick Abbeyfeale; Denis Dowd Ballysheen; Sullivan Grand Hotel several prescriptions; Fr Buckley Miltown; Fr Harty CC Castlemaine 16 Oct 1918; Nic Stack; Tom Lovett Lixnaw, Ed Fuller, Mullins; Mrs Ashe; Mrs Kennelly Blennerville; Sullivan Grand Hotel; Master Flavin The rock.
FEAST of Our Lady of the Roasay was from 1571 to 1573, called The Feast of
Our Lady of Victory. in honour of victory when Christian sailors beat the
Turks in a sea battle at Lepanto on October 7, 1571 .
Written by Sherry Thursday, 07 October 2010 07:15
A week ago, newspapers and the internet was buzzing with the story that Bl.
Mary MacKillop, who is being canonized in Rome this Sunday, was a
"whistle -blower", a woman who had been excommunicated because she exposed
the sexual abuse of a priest.
The problem is that the whistle-blower scenario has turned out to be
completely false. And that news hasn't made it around the internet yet.
At the time the story came out, I did some research because I happened to
own the definite biography of MacKillop, written by the postulater of her
cause, Fr. Paul Gardiner. (We have used Mary for years as an example of the
charism of teaching in our Called & Gifted workshops.) As I wrote in the
discussion over at Dotcommonweal,
"The problem with the whistle-blower scenario is that Mary wasn’t anywhere
near Adelaide in April, 1870 when her sisters there heard rumors about Fr.
Keating, a local Franciscan. She was in Brisbane, 1,000 miles away, and didn’t
return until nearly a year later. (A journey of 1000 miles in 1870 Australia
"The sisters in Adelaide heard stories of abuse and told Fr. Woods, their
founder. Fr. Woods told the Vicar General of the diocese and the Vicar
General sent Keating away. One of Keating’s confreres, Fr. Horan, set out to
take his revenge on Fr. Woods by destroying the Josephite Sisters which he
had founded. It was Horan who drafted a long list of accusations against the
Sisters, calling them incompetent and disobedient, and it was Mary MacKillop
who was trying to keep her footing and protect her sisters in the middle of
what was essentially a dispute among priests. And all of this occurred while
the bishop, who was the only one who could have defused the situation, was
away in Europe for over a year at the First Vatican Council!
"It would be most odd for Gardiner not to mention Mary’s role in this – if
she was involved – since the whole point of the chapter was to understand
the complex patterns of events that led to her excommunication and
dissolution of the Josephites in the Diocese of Adelaide (Some of the
communities outside Adelaide survived.) Of course, an error is always a
possibility but his book is not the work of a careless or incompetent man."
". . . the imagined “whistle-blower” scenario of Mary personally walking
into the bishop’s office to report an abusive priest never happened. The
Josephite community in Adelaide were whistle-blowers but the ultimate
whistle-blower was Fr. Woods and he was the one that Horan was attempting to
punish for it.
But in the current climate with the first Australian canonization happening
in three weeks, it was much easier – and more profitable – to fudge the
facts. So the saintly, unjustly treated woman becomes the whistle-blower
while the mentally ill male co-founder, who actually did the reporting is
History is sometimes stranger than fiction! The primary whistle-blower
turned out to be a wildly eccentric, mentally ill male cleric, Fr. Woods,
not our new woman saint. Since Fr. Woods was regarded as "the founder" of
the Josephite sisters, Fr. Horan sought to take vengeance by destroying the
women's community that he had founded.
It turns out that the carelessness and incompetence lay elsewhere. Now both
Fr. Gardiner and the executive producer of the Australian Broadcasting
Company's Compass show (the source of the original story) have vehemently
denied ever asserting that Mary was a whistle-blower.
As Fr. Gardiner put it:
"Early in 1870, the scandal occurred and the Sisters of Saint Joseph
reported it to Father Tenison Woods, but Mary was in Queensland and no one
was worried about her," Father Gardiner told The Australian.
Father Gardiner, considered the nation's foremost authority on the history
of MacKillop, said his words had been twisted to suit the "ill will" of
"There was a long chain of causation. Somehow or other, somebody typed it up
as if to say I said Mary MacKillop was the one to report the sex abuse,"
Father Gardiner said.
"I never said it - it's just false - it's the ill will of people who are
anxious to see something negative about the Catholic Church. There's already
enough mud to throw, though."
So as we come to this weekend of celebration and joy, can all bloggers of
good will make a concerted effort to get out the true story? Let's see if
we can make the true story fly about the internet as quickly as the false
“We need a 21st-century definition of cancer instead of a 19th-century definition of cancer, which is what we’ve been using,” said Dr. Otis W. Brawley, the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, who was not directly involved in the report.
The impetus behind the call for change is a growing concern among doctors, scientists and patient advocates that hundreds of thousands of men and women are undergoing needless and sometimes disfiguring and harmful treatments for premalignant and cancerous lesions that are so slow growing they are unlikely to ever cause harm.