Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals and churches
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Yes, Michael O’Brien is right to be concerned (#506, #514) – there are plans afoot to make an assault on Kilrush Parish Church. Can anyone in West Clare tell us the state of things – is there opposition – can it be whipped up? West Clare people are not about to roll over and let a belated ghost of the 1970s destroy what has so far been preserved, I hope!
The ecclesiastic responsible for the porches was Peter Canon Ryan, RIP, who also kept the wrecker’s ball from this rather fine church. Now that the chapter in Killaloe is slowly being extinguished…he may well be the last Canon to act as P.P. Kilrush.
The chapter of Killaloe Diocese was re-established in 1904 – can it be allowed to die so quickly? And what will replace the chapter? The Chapter actually acts as a kind of institutional balance within a diocese, ensuring that a manic centralisation does not place all authority, prestige and function in the bishop’s hands.
In any case – can Kilrush be saved? :confused: