Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ireland's Purple Parliament (2017) Part 2

Image result for bishop denis brennanFerns : Bishop Denis Brennan

* mitred on 23rd. April 2006

* considered a traditionalist but moderate/realist...many surprised at his appointment including himself 

* not seen as a worry in relation matters theological etc (safe pair of hands) will see out his time there

* turns 75 on 20th. June 2020



Galway : Sede Vacante

* Martin Drennan was installed on 3rd. July 2005 and resigned on ill health grounds on  29th. July 2016

* would have been due for retirement on 19th. July 2020 (would have turned 75 years of age) 

* safe pair of conservative hands but would be considered by many as a dictator in his own personal way, not the most personable of bishops ever appointed - left behind a mess in relation child abuse and the handling thereof

* diocese currently administered by Monsignor Malachy Hallinan (who is not being considered to succeed) 

Bishop Browne penpicKerry : Bishop Ray Browne

* mitred on 21st. July 2013

* considered a traditionalist and parachuted in despite the protestations of the local clergy - not totally liked

* not seen as a worry in relation matters theological etc (safe pair of hands) will see out his time there

* turns 75 on 23rd. January 2032
                                                 

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Kildare & Leighlin : Bishop Denis Nulty

* mitred on 4th. August 2013 

* considered a traditionalist...many not happy with his appointment

* not seen as a worry in relation matters theological etc (safe pair of hands) will see out his time there

* turns 75 on 7th. June 2038


bishopfleming_web.jpgKillala : John Fleming

* mitred on 7th/April 2002

* considered a traditionalist and was considered for Limerick upon the retirement of Donal Murray

* not seen as a worry in relation matters theological etc (safe pair of hands)

* turns 75 on 16th. February 2023  (some think he may get a short term appointment as Archbishop of Tuam upon Neary retirement as a thank you for his quite years of service)


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Killaloe : Fintan Monahan

* mitred on 25th. September 2016

* considered a (liturgical) traditionalist but a good Administrator (he did come from the Neary stable in Tuam and is indeed considered as a very strong successor to either Neary in 2021 or whomsoever succeeds Neary)

* not seen as a worry in relation matters theological etc (safe pair of hands)

* turns 75 on 23rd. January 2042 and many speak of him in time heading for the red hat!!

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