At a ceremony in St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, on July 25th 2010 The Right
Reverend Monsignor Liam S. McDaid was ordained as Bishop of Clogher by Cardinal Sean
Brady with Bishop Noel Treanor and Bishop Joseph Duffy the two co-consecrators. The
new Bishop was Principal of St. Macartan’s College before moving as Parish Priest
of Fivemiletown and latterly Tyholland, which means that he knows many from the North
Monaghan area.. We spoke to the new Bishop recently and we bring you his thoughts
on various issues in the church and society at the moment. We wish him well as he
sets out in a very responsible position and as he faces the many challenges from
today’s world. To listen to the Bishop just click on his photo below and you should
be able to pick up the sound. The photos from the ordination come thanks to Gregory
Murphy. Murphy Video Services recorded the Ordination and beamed it out live over
the Internet to a worldwide audience. That recording can still be seen on their website.
Click on the Bishop’s Photo above.
The New Bishop’s Crest.
The new crest above consists of the Clogher Cross; a circle of stones representing
the Lough Derg pilgrimage; and the rowan leaf and berries which refer to Macartan
of Clogher, disciple of Patrick and patron saint of the Diocese, whose name translates
as ‘Son of Rowan’. The three berries recall our baptismal profession of faith in
the name of the Blessed Trinity.