Irish Book Club: Dagger John' event on August 22
News19 July 2018
We are excited to announce the next Book Club meeting at the Irish Consulate!
The next meeting will be at 535 Boylston Street on Wednesday, 22nd August, at 18:30 and our book will be 'Dagger John: Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America'.
"This book details the story of John Hughes, son of Ireland, friend of William Seward and James Buchanan, founder of St. John's College (now Fordham University), builder of Saint Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, pioneer of parochial-school education, and American diplomat. As archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York in the 1840 and 1850s and the most famous Roman Catholic in America, Hughes defended Catholic institutions in a time of nativist bigotry and church burnings and worked tirelessly to help Irish Catholic immigrants find acceptance in their new homeland. His galvanizing and protecting work and pugnacious style earned him the epithet Dagger John. When the interests of his church and ethnic community were at stake, Hughes acted with purpose and clarity."
We hope you will join us for another enlightening discussion!
Space is limited, so register early!