‘Going Deep, Going Forth, Going Together’ Part 1: The Catholic Church in Ireland, Vatican II, and Pope Francis


In a 1975 newspaper interview, Cardinal Conway spoke of the many changes and developments going on in the Church and society both in Ireland and worldwide. He described the situation as humanity going through ‘the birth pangs of a new civilisation’ and he foresaw it would involve a trauma that would last well into the next century.



Brendan Leahy