New Bishop’s ordination leaves a ‘feel-good’ factor

Sunday’s ordination in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan of Bishop Larry Duffy (67) left the 900-strong congregation with a ‘feel good’ factor. The ceremony itself, lasting two and half hours, provided a stunning spectacle, with 19 bishops and 100-plus clergy resplendent in righly-coloured vestments filing, two abreast, up the centre aisle to the huge altar. Bringing […]

Fond memories as a young curate in Fermanagh

NEWLY APPOINTED Catholic bishop of Clogher Monsignor Larry Duffy admits he never imagined himself as ‘bishop material’ as he is still coming to terms with the news. The south Monaghan man, who has strong links to Fermanagh, admits that he was ‘shocked’ when he was elected but is looking forward to the challenge.  The appointment […]