The emeritus bishop of the diocese of Killala, Ireland – Bishop Thomas Anthony Finnegan – died today, 26 December 2011, at the age of 86.  One of my confreres here in Ottawa is a priest of that diocese.

I assume that Bishop Brian V. Finnigan, auxiliary of Brisbane and apostolic administrator of Toowoomba, is alive and well!

May God rest the soul of Bp Finnegan, and give all strength to Bp Finnigan for his currently extra-busy ministry between those two south-east Queensland sees.

(And forgive me if I made you read this post under false pretences).