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SCIACCA] NEW CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA MACLOVIUS, ST. MACKILLOP, MARY HELEN, BL. Known in religion as Mary of the Cross, born Maria Ellen MacKillop, educator, foundress of the Josephite Sisters; b. Jan. 15, 1842, Fitzroy (near Melbourne), Australia; d. Aug. 8, 1909, Sydney, New South Wales. The daughter of Highland Scottish immigrants, she was working as a governess when in 1861 she met Father Julian Tenison Woods, a missionary from England and one of the chief architects of Australia’s Catholic education system.
The iron and ruthless will of the statesman can restrain, control, and build an order by fear and force, but it cannot educate and redeem corrupt humanity. States, created by the virtù of a few men and by the purpose of virtù itself, are a temporal triumph of superior wills over the chaos of the unbridled mass. However, because of the irreparable corruption of man, states are destined to decline and decay. Hence the necessity for other dominating wills to put the blind forces of fortune back into their proper channels—and to this end any and every means is legitimate—and thus bring them under the laws of order.
P. Ó MÓRDHA ‘‘Ever MacMahon,’’ Studies 40 (1951) 323–333; 41 (1952) 91–98. Commentarius Rinuccinianus, ed. J. KAVANAGH, 6 v. (Dublin 1932–49). [S. P. Ó MÓRDHA] MACNUTT, FRANCIS AUGUSTUS Papal courtier, author; b. , February 15, 1863; d. Bressanone, Italy, December 30, 1927. He was the son of Joseph and Laetitia Jane (Scott) MacNutt, well-to-do Episcopalians. H. (1878–80), and Harvard University Law School (1880–81), spending also many months in foreign travel and the study of languages. He was received into the Catholic Church in Rome on March 22, 1883, and first began ecclesiastical training as an associate of the ‘‘Priests of Expiation,’’ an abortive religious society projected by Rev.