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RONAYNE, Maurice, clergyman, born in Castle-martyr, County Cork, Ireland, in 1828. He was educated by private tutors, and at Carlow college, and entered the ecclesiastical college of Maynooth, but left before completing his course in theology, and became a Jesuit in 1853. He finished his theological studies in Laval seminary, France, and came to the United States in 1856. He taught in St. John's college, Fordham, and in St. Francis Xavier's, New York, up to 1868, and then went to Rome, returning in the following year. He is at present (1888) professor of history in St. Francis Xavier's college. He has written articles in Roman Catholic publications, and especially in the Philadelphia "Catholic Quarterly Review," principally on the labor question, and on the social and moral condition of Roman Catholic nations. He is the author of " Religion and Science: their Union Historically Considered" (New York, 1879), and is preparing for tile press a work entitled " God Knowable and Known."
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