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Fr Edward Flanagan

Another step towards canonisation of Boys Town founder

Fr Flanagan is reported as having said: “The old-fashioned home with fireside companionship, its religious devotion and its closely-knit family ties is my idea of what a home should be.”


Heritage Week focus on Irish priest founder of Boys Town

Bishop Kevin Doran draws out lessons to be learned from witness of Fr Edward Flanagan at conference in Roscommon.


Bishop Doran pays tribute to Boys Town founder’s courage

“I do not believe that a child can be reformed by lock and key and bars, or that fear can ever develop a child’s character.”


Historian revises Boys Town founder’s role

Mary Rafferty was mistaken in saying Fr Edward Flanagan had ‘blown the whistle’ on Irish industrial schools.

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