Funeral takes place of Bishop Seamus Hegarty

first_imgThe funeral has taken place in Derry of Bishop Seamus Hegarty, who died on Friday after a long illness.The Kilcar native became Bishop of Raphoe in 1982 at the age of 42, before becoming Bishop of Derry in 1994, where he served for 17 years, before retiring due to ill health.#In his homily, current Bishop Donal Mc Keown said much of who Bishop Hegarty was had ebbed away over the last 8 years since he was forced to retire as Bishop of Derry because of ill health.Dementia in its various forms is a cruel affliction, he said, much of the person has died long before the heart ceases to beat.He said Bishop Hegarty’s years in both Donegal and Derry very challenging ones, partly connected with the Troubles, and – like many church people – he used all possible channels to stop killing and to build bridges.However, he reflected, those years were also heavily marked by the revelations of child sexual abuse, and grave errors were made in responding to the wave of allegations.That has all left a legacy of pain, alienation and mistrust, Bishop Mc Keown acknoweledged, and the Diocese of Raphoe and Derry were no different from anywhere else.He said the soil and the faith of Kilcar were Bishop Seamus Hegarty’s pride ; Donegal and its traditions were nobody’s poor relation.________________________________Homily in full -Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown at the Funeral Mass for Bishop Seamus Hegarty RIP Facebook Today we gather to celebrate the funeral rites for Bishop Seamus Hegarty, who died on Friday last.  But while his body had kept going until a few days ago, much of who he was had ebbed away over the last 8 years since he was forced to retire as Bishop of Derry because of ill health. Dementia in its various forms is a cruel affliction.  Much of the person has died long before the heart ceases to beat. Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From personal experience, he knew how fragile and precious human life is and was very strongly committed to the pro-life movement. Today’s Gospel speaks of Jesus’ disciples, Peter and Andrew, James and John, being called to leave their occupation and security – and become fishers of people.  Bishop Seamus Hegarty was not just a keen angler – but a person who felt that vocation to become a fisher of people at Christ’s call.  He knew that leadership in the Church was to mediate the love and mercy of God to the people and places where it is most needed.  Like Jesus’ disciples, we may often cast out nets and catch little.  But, as the words of the hymn say, ag Críost an mhuir/ag Críost an t-iasc. I liontaibh Dé go gcastar sinn.[2]  We may seem to be bad fishermen – but Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar; in iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn[3].  Christ is Lord of the harvest and master of the catch.  We can only say ‘We are unworthy servants. We have done only what we were supposed to do.’ Lk 17:10) We do our best and leave the rest of God’s power and timing. He was called to leadership in Raphoe at an early stage.  In all those tasks that he was asked to assume, he carried those out with a deep sense of duty and loyalty.  After some years as a very young school principal in Falcarragh, he was appointed Bishop of Raphoe at the age of 42 and served there for 12 years, followed by 17 years as Bishop in this diocese, being nominated to Derry almost exactly 25 years ago on 1 October 1994.  These were very challenging years North and South, partly connected with the Troubles, where – like many church people – he used all possible channels to stop killing and to build bridges. Facebook He was a cainteoir dúchais (a native Irish speaker) from Donegal with a great love of the county.  When both your parents, your four grandparents and six of your great-grandparents come from Kilcar, you know who you are!  Life was not easy.  His mother died in childbirth when he – the eldest of three children – was only seven.  For him and his two siblings, education provided the opportunity to see broader horizons.  And they all took advantage of the chances that they received.  While Irish was his first language he was blessed with a real grá for other languages and an openness to exploring the centuries-old links between Irish people and Europe.  His fluency in German permitted him to spend the summer working in German parishes, including one spell in the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising where the then bishop was Archbishop Ratzinger, later to become Pope Benedict.  The soil and the faith of Kilcar were his pride.  He believed in the God Emmanuel who walked the roads of Palestine and who still is God-with-us in rugged communities of profound faith and in simple churches where pobal Dé gather i dteach an phobail[1].  Donegal and its traditions were nobody’s poor relation. Pinterest [1] ‘The house of the people’ – the Irish phrase for church[2] Christ’s is the sea, Christ’s the fish. May we be gathered into the nets of Christ[3] Christ’s is the seed, Christ’s the harvest. May we be gathered into the barns of Christ. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA His sense of his origins was reflected in his recognition the Columba Community in the Cathedral in 1995.  The Community was subsequently encouraged by him to open White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre in 2001 and the Celtic Saints Prayer Garden in 2006.  In failing health Bishop Hegarty was a frequent visitor to White Oaks and to the Celtic Prayer Garden, reflecting on the charismatic gifts of the Celtic Saints. Previous articleRoad reopens following fatal overnight crashNext articleSpotlight must remain on beef inequalities – Carthy News Highland Twitter Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Eunan.  Bishop Hegarty came from the land of Eunan as did Columcille.  Both left their native soil and were missionaries in Christ’s name thar sáile (across the waves) as abbots on Iona.  We lay this son of Tír Chonaill in the land where the Lord called him to be Bishop, even though that meant leaving his native Donegal.  And we commend him to the gracious hands of God who is Lord of the whole earth and who loves us wherever we lie.  And in the words of an old Irish prayer to Saint James, we can prayA Naomh Séamuis, a iascaire an áidhA aspail gráigh de thogha ChríostAs ucht d’ainm mo mhuinín atáGo gcasfar mé ar uair mo bháis i d’líon.(Saint James, you blessed fisherman.Beloved apostle of Christ’s choosing.My trust lies in the heart of your name.At the hour of my death may I be gathered into your net.) News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Funeral takes place of Bishop Seamus Hegarty He had a deep sense of commitment to Irish emigrants.  Many had to leave this island because of unemployment and other reasons.  Some ended up in dire poverty abroad and he worked tirelessly to support the emigrant chaplaincies around the world. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme But those years were also heavily marked by the revelations of child sexual abuse.  Terrible crimes had been inflicted on young people across this country and around the world – and, for a range of reasons, grave errors were made in responding to the wave of allegations.  That has all left a legacy of pain, alienation and mistrust.  The Diocese of Raphoe and Derry were no different from anywhere else.  He knew as well as any that we come before God, never boasting of our achievements nor crushed by our failures but trusting in the Cross of Christ.  Only the often-uncomfortable truth can set any of us free. By News Highland – September 23, 2019 He had a passion for education and many of the excellent schools in Derry diocese were built in his time. Google+ Google+ We come together to commend to the Lord one who bore the many burdens of office with complete dedication.  At heart he was a simple man.  Kindness and generosity were hallmarks of his nature – even though a tougher exterior might sometimes have shown itself.  He had an unflagging loyalty to the Church and to its service, in whatever role he was asked to play.  But he knew that we are all in need of redemption – and he would never presume on the grace of God. In that spirit, we lay him to rest after these last years of growing debility.  For we believe in a Christ whose Resurrection will raise up our mortal bodies in all their frailty – and we believe in a God before whom we are always known us as individuals, both before we know ourselves and after our consciousness fails. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows And in his ministry, his episcopal motto speaks of where he found support.  Maria advocata Nostra – Mary, our advocate.  Mary the mother of the Lord had a deep place in his heart – and I am sure that this was not unconnected with the fact that his own mother, who had died so young, was also called Mary.  The Mother of Jesus plays a large part in Irish spirituality.  In the family of God the Father, she is Christ’s first disciple.  There is a nearness of God to the world in the Celtic tradition.  And the poor woman of Nazareth had her place in simple homes where most of us grew up.  The image of Mary as advocate reflected not a divine royal court but a family gathered round the hearth.  For Bishop Seamus, that played a large part in his uncomplicated faith which trusted in the love and wisdom of God, even when the winds seemed to howl around outside. 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Joint Ribbon cutting for southeastern Indiana business

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Lohrum Electric held a joint ribbon cutting with the chambers of commerce of Batesville, Ripley County, and Greensburg Decatur County Tuesday.  Lohrum Electric unveiled its newest building to a large crowd as well as offered tours. Lohrum Electric has been in operations since 2011, employs three,  and serves Southeastern Indiana.last_img

Raiders owner Mark Davis: Families of Hall of Famers should get rings, too

first_imgThe Hall of Fame reversed its previous policy of not awarding jackets and rings to families of members selected posthumously, with spokesman Pete Fierle confirming to Denver’s that the “process” to create Bowlen’s jacket and ring were already “underway” when he died June 13.It’s not the first change to be made ahead of the NFL’s 100th season, as the Hall of Fame tentatively approved a class of 20 inductees for next year earlier this week. The maximum number of inductees each year currently sits at eight.The eight men set to be inducted in the 2019 class in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 3 in addition to Bowlen are cornerback Champ Bailey, personnel executive Gil Brandt, tight end Tony Gonzalez, cornerback Ty Law, safety Ed Reed, safety Johnny Robinson, and center Kevin Mawae. “David Baker and the Hall of Fame made the right decision, and I believe it opens the door to reconsidering awarding rings and jackets to the families of all deceased enshrinees,” Davis told on Tuesday. “It opens the door to making it right for other families, like Junior Seau’s and Kenny Stabler’s.”There’s no reason I should have my father’s ring and Bruce Allen does not have his. As a new member of the NFL owners Hall of Fame Committee, I’ll continue to advocate for the families.” Related News Pro Football Hall of Fame 2020: ‘Centennial Class’ likely to have 20 inductees NFL-NFLPA talks about new CBA set to ramp up, report says Mark Davis continues to be an advocate for posthumous Pro Football Hall of Fame recognition.The Hall of Fame awarded a gold jacket and ring to the family of late Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who passed away after his election but before his induction, in a move the Raiders owner commended as he expressed excitement about the precedent. Ezekiel Elliott apologizes after meeting with Roger Goodell: ‘I made a poor decision’last_img read more

Adam Cole breaks mic, drops multiple F-bombs during interview with Pat McAfee

first_imgFormer NXT champ Adam Cole abruptly left an interview with Pat McAfee on Thursday, but not before breaking a microphone and dropping multiple F-bombs.The incident occurred on “The Pat McAfee Show,” where Cole was a surprise guest. But was the incident real or fake?Several Twitter users think the moment was staged to set up a future fight.That little confrontation/altercation on the #PatMcAfeeShowLive can only mean one thing! @PatMcAfeeShow vs @AdamColePro at #SummerSlam ! LET’S GO!!! Make sure to show up in the jorts Pat!— Derek Schaneman (@Dee_Schm0ney) July 23, 2020I mean, total work, but Cole / McAfee at TakeOver will be a must-watch event.— Kris Abbott (@CoolbetKris) July 23, 2020I gotta be honest. I know pats relationship with NXT and him getting into shape. This may be the set-up for match down the road. Ring in the office means he’s practicing. I wouldn’t doubt seeing pat in his first match soon. He has said he’s always wanted to.— Eric Ulmer (@teamulmer4lf) July 23, 2020Wow. I mean staged. But way to sell it.— Derrik Wrolson (@profileisfake) July 23, 2020It’s called a work, brother.— D.J. (@Hromowyk) July 23, 2020 Things got heated when Cole got offended by McAfee’s questions.WARNING: Video contains profanity.Come on, it HAS to be a work, right?If this were a legitimate argument I don’t think #AdamCole would throw in the line of “I’m the longest reigning #WWENXT Champion, I did that all by myself”Credit Cole and McAfee for getting people talking though.— WrestleNews365 (@365Wrestle) July 23, 2020MORE: WWE Extreme Rules 2020 match grades, highlights and resultsAfter the blowup, McAfee shared a text message exchange he had with Cole earlier in the day asking him to be on the show.Hindsight is always 20/20 but I obviously regret this DM.I thought a convo between us could’ve been good content #ForTheShow but instead it ended in the most insane way imaginableHe broke a mic, a headset, pushed @tyschmit, & stormed out of our office.I’ve sat here for 20— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 23, 2020McAfee shared his thoughts after Cole stormed off the set.minutes now trying to figure out what the hell just happened. I obviously never mean to disrespect anybody but, fuck that guy. There’s no way that’s how an ADULT human should act.I pride our show on being a positive, good time having, upbeat show & he will never be invited back— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 23, 2020McAfee and Cole’s beef dates to 2018, when McAfee caused Cole to lose a match.last_img read more