Covid crisis and the need for solidarity and simplicity

In an abridged version of an open letter to the people of the diocese of Clogher Catholic Bishop Larry Duffy addresses the challenge posted to mankind by the Covid crisis.   TODAY, our world continues to be deeply affected by the Coronavirus pandemic which has much in common with the environmental crisis. Many experts tell […]

Confirmations to be carried out with emphasis on safety

  RESCHEDULED confirmation dates have been set for parishes throughout the Clogher diocese.  This year confirmations were largely postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, now as restrictions begin to ease parishes have set new dates for young people to look forward to.  Last weekend Knockninny parish celebrated confirmation, it is believed to be one of […]

Mass cancelled for first time in living memory

CHURCHES in Fermanagh have taken the decision to cancel Mass and normal church services.  The announcement that the Catholic Diocese of Clogher was suspending public Masses came toward the end of last week – the first time Masses have been cancelled in living memory. Bishop Larry Duffy said, “Having consulted with priests and lay people […]

Lough Derg priest ‘humbled’ by new title

LOUGH Derg Prior Fr Laurence Flynn has been named Monsignor by Pope Francis. It was announced this week that Fr La Flynn a priest of the Diocese of Clogher had the honour of ‘Chaplain to His Holiness’ conferred by Pope Francis.  This carries with it the title of Monsignor which means that the priest has […]

Death of priest who devoted life to rural parish

THERE was widespread sorrow this week at the news of the death of Canon Patrick Lonergan, retired parish priest of Belleek and Garrison. Canon Lonergan died in the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen after a short illness. Described as ‘an iconic figure’  he was one of the main influences in the establishment of St […]