TRELAND'S first college for -Ilate vocations will be opened in September by the Divine Word Missionaries, at Donamon Castle, Roscommon. The Superior will be Fr. Lawrence Finnegan, S.V.D., who will have a staff of six other priests. The Order has had a late vocations college in Wales for the past 23 years.
diocese from the Vatican Council they had decided on a four year plan of formation. "The first year we tried to teach the priests what the Church was all about." said the Bishop. In that year deanery boundaries were revised and new deans elected.
The second year was devoted to educating the laity about the post-conciliar Church. The third year the Bishop spent touring the diocese and meeting as many people in the parishes as possible.
The fourth year was devoted to explaining the sacramental life. Among the subjects stressed were liturgy, education and ecumenism.
Answering questions, Bishop Warlock said he was not in favour of giving the absolute right to local churches to elect their own bishop instead of their being nominated by the Holy See.
Although the former practice could have its advantages it would not always produce the best result, particularly in some areas where an outsider would be a better choice.