Father James Good
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Father James Good


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Father James Good is now living in retirement in Douglas following his challenging career in Ireland and in Kenya. The recording begins with a descriptive account of his background. He was born in Nicholas Street, and was educated by the Christian Brothers. He won a scholarship to Farranferris Diocesan Seminary, and went on to study at Maynooth in 1941. He was ordained in 1948. It is fascinating to listen to him talk about his subsequent years which involved being conferred with a Doctorate in Theology, followed by some time teaching at All Hallow’s College, Dublin. He then went to Innsbruck in Austria to study philosophy. He recalls Alfred O’Rahilly, President of UCC where Fr Good spent 13 years teaching theology. He discusses the aftermath of the ‘Humanae Vitae’ encyclical in great detail and his challenging exchanges with Bishop Lucey. Also recorded is his deep commitment and dedication to the work of the local adoption society in earlier decades and he recalls with great affection his years working in Kenya.

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Audio series:

Cork city, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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67.96 MB

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Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe