Clerical circles are awash with the talk that Denis Nulty will move from Kildare and Leighlin to Tuam.
This talk comes alongside the news that the priests of Tuam have made it very clear to the nunio that they will not accept the appointment of Fintan Monahan as their archbishop.
Monahan was Neary’s secretary for many years and is not liked by the priests.
He is reputed to be nasty, sneaky and have a fierce temper.
If Nulty gets the job they will have no problems as Nulty has no substance and tries to be all things to all men and women.
But before leaving Kildare he should sort out the clergy attending the Gay / Satanic meetings near Stradbally.
There are also outstanding question of a Kikdare priest with a cloud hanging over him.
THE FUNERAL OF MONICA TIGHE RIP.
Bishop Paul Tighe’s mother was cremated in Dublin yesterday.
We all expected Paul to be the celebtate the funeral Mass but instead the main celebrant was Paul’s close friend Diarmuid Martin.
Paul did not preach the homily. DM did.
Perhaps Paul was too upset to celebrate. The death of one’s mother is an awful experience.
I celebrated the funerals of both my parents – my Dad, Jim in 1985 with Cahal Daly presiding and my Mum Josephine in 2006 in the Unitarian Church in Dublin.
My mother’s funeral was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.