University of Notre Dame

Gary MacEoin Papers


Origination : MacEoin, Gary, 1909-
Extent : 10 linear feet
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Gary MacEoin.

Governed by contract.

Preferred Citation

Gary MacEoin Papers (GME), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

List of early writings, 1934- ; notebook diary - Trinidad, 1945; talks, 1960s-1990; letters, bulk 1960s- ; articles; press credentials and personal material; research material; book contracts; liberation theology file; course outline for United States - Latin American Relations course taught at Fordham, Lincoln Center, 1971-1973, and Fairleigh Dickenson Univ., NJ; Voice of America material - Spanish; Oxfam study tours - Univ. of Essex H.R. Report; The Nation (Conflict); files on his writing: Unlikely Allies, Northern Ireland: Captive of History, Father Moreau, No Peaceful Way, What Happened at Rome, George Hunton, Memoirs and Memories, Cervantes, Synod 67, Revolution Next Door, Our Lady of Knock (unpublished), The Moon is Cold (1950s Ms.), The People's Church, The Papacy and the People of God, Latin America: Eleventh Hour, Central America's Options, Sanctuary, Inner Elite, Agent for Change.


Catholic journalist Gary MacEoin was born in Curry, County Sligo, Ireland, 12 June 1909. He earned a bachelor's degree at London University and a Ph.D. at the National University of Ireland. He began his journalistic career as a reporter for London and Dublin newspapers in the 1930s and early 1940s. He served as editorial director of the Port-of-Spain Gazette in Trinidad from 1944 until 1947.

He came to the United States in 1949 and worked as the Sunday supplement editor for La Prensa in New York City for a year. He served as editor of various publications and wrote articles for Catholic magazines. He was among the journalists who covered the Second Vatican Council.

He moved to Arizona in the 1970s and joined the Sanctuary Movement to help refugees from Central America. He published many books on Catholicism, Latin America, Socialism, and Human Rights. He died in Leesburg, Virginia, 9 July 2003.


MacEoin, Gary, 1909-
Unlikely Allies: the Christian-socialist Convergence
Northern Ireland: Captive of History
Father Moreau, Founder of the Holy Cross
No Peaceful Way
What Happened at Rome? The Council and its implications for the modern world
All of which I saw, part of which I was: the Autobiography of George K. Hunton as told to Gary MacEoin.
Memoirs and Memories
Synod '67, a New Sound in Rome
Revolution Next Door: Latin America in the 1970s
Our Lady of Knock
The Moon is Cold
The People's Church: Bishop Samuel Ruiz of Mexico and Why He Matters
The Papacy and the People of God
Latin America: The Eleventh Hour
Central America's Options: Death or Life
Sanctuary: a resource guide for understanding and participating in the Central American refugees' struggle
Inner Elite
Agent for Change

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