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Fr Jeremiah O’Reily OFMCap –

– and the Early Catholic History of Wellington Part 4 of 4 Fr O’Reily was an excellent writer, with an appetite for debate. He engaged in robust, but generally good-humoured, argument with Protestant writers in the colony’s newspapers. Papers of the day were prepared to publish remarkably sophisticated and extended correspondence. Topics O’Reily debated ranged from […]

Fr Jeremiah O’Reily OFMCap…

… and the Early Catholic History of Wellington (2) After a year in Wellington, Henry Petre decided to return to England and find a wife before settling in New Zealand permanently. The full details are not known, but while in England Petre raised the fact that Wellington was in need of a priest. There is […]