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From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <>
Subject: !! Irish Catholic Chronicle; 14 Sep 1867
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 19:28:30 -0600

Irish Catholic Chronicle
Dublin, Ireland
Saturday, 14th September 1867

The parish of Kilternan, county Dublin, has lately
witnessed as atrocious a piece of ruffianism as any that
have been recorded for some time. An English family
residing here, who are held in the highest respect and
esteem by all who know them, recently sustained a
most trying bereavement in the early death of a dearly
loved young daughter. They laid the remains of the
child in the parish burial ground, and over them,
placed an "in memoriam" slab, with a simple cross
carved on it. Hereupon, some of the Protestants found
that their consciences were aggrieved by their religion
endangered by such downright Popery. They called
upon the deservedly popular and respected rector to
have the offensive slab removed, and, on his declining
to do any such thing, they positively went with hammer
and chisel secretly, smashed out the cross, and flung
the fragments into the garden of the sorrowing parent!
It is only just to add that the sacrilegious outrage has
provoked the sternest indignation amongst all well-
minded people in the district. In the same locality, it
will be remembered, the same "religious" sentiment
lately smashed Lady Monk's stained glass memorial
windows in Lord Powerscourt's church.--Freeman.

Mr. J. Neal M'Kenna, M.P., Youghal, has
received the honour of knighthood, but the item in
which the news was contained did not tell us how he
merited the honour. Mr. M'Kenna is a good man,
and he has persistently voted with the government
throughout the session, wherever this division involved
the success or failure of any scheme of theirs; but when
a Catholic receives honour from a Tory Government,
we always like to have the fullest possible information
on the subject.--Northern Press.

Cathy Joynt Labath
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