The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe recently addressed the annual Dublin meeting of the Irish Church Missions. He discussed the criticism faced by the Limerick mission and expressed concerns about a conspiracy against the liberty of Irish Protestants. A resolution was moved, condemning the attacks on the Society for Irish Church Missions and highlighting concerns for the liberties of law-abiding Protestants in Limerick.
The Bishop underlined that the mission did not engage in aggressive proselytism but faced injustices and outrages. He responded to Lord O’Brien’s statement regarding the respectable Protestant community not associating with the so-called Irish Church Missions. The Bishop emphasized that several prominent Irish bishops were patrons of the society, and Lord O’Brien’s claims were imprudent. The resolution was ultimately passed by acclamation.
Belfast News-Letter – Wednesday 17 April 1901