Posts by: Tony Flannery

A case of Two Bishops

Two Irish bishops are in the spotlight at the moment, and it is hard to say that either of them is handling it well.
First we have Kieran O’Reilly, bishop of Killaloe for the past three years. I suppose it could be said that he took on a difficult assignment, coming in after Willie Walsh, who was by far the most popular bishop in Ireland. So much so that the Vatican rapidly accepted his resignation when he came to the proscribed age.

Women object to Diaconate in Killaloe

I have just been listening to three women talking on ClareFM (Fri.9.15am) about the proposed introduction of the permanent diaconate in Killaloe diocese.
What happened in Killaloe diocese is interesting. When Kieran O’Reilly became bishop he began a listening process right around the diocese. He got Gerry O’Hanlon to direct it. It was done really well, and their was a high level of participation. A report was drawn up, which summed up the issues that were raised during the process.

CATHOLIC TIPPING POINT TOUR

Here are the dates, times and venues for the main public gatherings of my speaking tour of the U.S., from October 21st to November 19th. Other gatherings of a more specific nature have been arranged, but they would appear to be for particular groups.

22nd Oct: Washington: Augustana Lutheran Church: 7.pm
23rd Oct: Baltimore: Faith Presbyterian Church. 7.pm
24th Oct: Philadelphia: Science and Technology Center: 7.pm
25th Oct: New York: Judson Memorial Church, 55, Washington Sq.

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