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Diocese of Ferns

Pope Francis accepts Bishop Eamonn Walsh’s resignation

Tributes paid to Dr Walsh's roles with the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative, the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Care, Cura, and as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Ferns.


Bishop of Ferns pays tribute to priest’s remarkable story

Fr Ricky O’Connor was raised without any faith. This changed when he bought a Bible and began to read it in his late teens. He became a Catholic when he was 22 and began his seminary studies in Maynooth when he was 24.


Third Doyle brother ordained to the priesthood

Twins Fr Brian and Fr Rory have PhDs in engineering while Fr Jim worked as a civil engineer both in Ireland and as a volunteer with Concern in Cambodia and Burundi, where his vocation story began.


Bishop outlines Ferns’ safeguarding progress

"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.


Just 20% of couples do pre marriage course in Ferns

Number is "unacceptably low" Bishop Denis Brennan warns.

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