Denis Faul: Nationalism’s moral conscience?

Over on the Guardian site I’ve tried to unpack the role of Monsignor Denis Faul, who died yesterday. In contrast to Charlie Haughey he has no political legacy to be fought over or argued about. Even so he had a strong sense of moral values and consistently interpreted their implication for a wider society in a way that did not simply derive from his own avowedly strong Catholic faith, but from a solid grounding in classical learning.