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Cardinal Cahal Brendan Daly
Birth: Oct. 1, 1917
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: Dec. 31, 2009
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Roman Catholic Cardinal. He drew the ire of his fellow Catholics for advocating an end to the violence in Northern Ireland. Raised by a middle class family in Loughuile, County Antrim, he was educated at St. Patrick's National School, and later at St. Malachy's College, Belfast, and at Queens University, Belfast. Ordained a Priest in 1941, he took his doctorate in 1944, then taught for a time in WWII Paris, where he came under the influence of progressive thinkers (though he himself was to be known as a theological conservative) such as John-Paul Satre and Papal nuncio Angelo Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII. After teaching briefly in Connecticut, Father Daly assumed a professorship at St. Malachy's College which he held from 1946 until 1963. During his years in academia, he published a number of scholarly books and papers; after serving as a theological expert at Vatican II, he was consecrated Bishop in 1967, initially leading the Diocese of Ardagh, prior to assuming the post of Bishop of Down and Connor in 1982. From the early 1970s to the end of his life, Bishop Daly was to campaign for an end to sectarian bloodshed. He authored a 1979 pastoral letter to Protestants that drew criticism from his own people, and is thought to have written the 1979 Drogheda speech in which Pope John Paul II called for peace in Northern Ireland. Life was not easy; on a number of occasions, members of the Irish Republican Army would walk out of his masses, normally an unthinkable act of disrespect for a Catholic to show a Bishop. In one incident, Belgian Cardinal Suenens was forced from the pulpit without being allowed to speak. In 1990, he was named Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, and was created Cardinal the following year. Though The Troubles continued, his ecumenical outreach gradually had an effect, helping move Sinn Fein from the streets to the voting booth. Cardinal Daly stepped down in 1996 (four years beyond the usual retirement age), and returned to writing. While afflicted with various medical problems in his final years, he never ceased advocating peace in his native land. Of his quest, he said: "Who in his sane senses wants to bomb a million Protestants into a united Ireland?" (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral
County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Jan 01, 2010
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Cardinal Cahal Brendan Daly
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- Bob Hufford
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013

- Cindy
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013
Remembering you today, Cardinal Daly... (Blessed are the Peacemakers)
- Mary
 Added: Oct. 27, 2013
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