Archive | News archive 2001

Pope’s Message for World Day of Peace – Tuesday 1 January 2002

This is the hope which sustains the Church at the beginning of 2002: that, by the grace of God, a world in which the power of evil seems once again to have taken the upper hand will in fact be transformed into a world in which the noblest aspirations of the human heart will triumph, a world in which true peace will prevail.

Homily of Bishop Joseph Duffy at the Funeral Mass of Sr Philomena Lyons

Following is the text of the Introduction and Homily of Most Rev Joseph Duffy, Bishop of Clogher at the Funeral Mass of Sr. Philomena Lyons in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballybay, Co Monaghan at 12.00 noon today.

Statement from Bishop Joseph Duffy on the death of Sr Philomena Lyons

“I spent some hours with her community at the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Convent yesterday, and I share their profound sense of grief and loss at this difficult time.”

Statement of the Irish Episcopal Conference on the proposed Abortion Referendum

The basic right to life is a natural and moral right which does not depend on legal or political recognition for its value.

Pope asks Catholics to fast and pray for peace on Friday 14 December 2001

The Pope has chosen December 14th as the day of prayer and fasting to coincide with the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.

Catholic Bishops publish “Building Peace, Shaping the Future”

This important document by the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland explores and evaluates the role and contribution which Catholic education can make towards the process of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, and suggests how the distinctive contribution of Catholic education might be improved.

Bishops’ Committee on Child Protection responds to ‘Residential Institutions Redress Bill 2001′

The Bishops’ Committee on Child Protection has serious concerns about the Residential Institutions Redress Bill 2001. These concerns were outlined in a submission to Minister Woods on 28th September last.

Conference on John Henry Newman

The Conference opens on the morning of Saturday 24th November at the Milltown Institute, Sandford Road, Dublin 6 and continues on Sunday 25th November at Newman House and University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Most Rev Philip Boyce will be the homilist at University Church at the 12 noon Eucharist on Sunday 25th.

French Legion of Honour awarded to Irish Priest

The Ambassador of France, M. Gabriel de Bellescize, invested with the insignia of Officier of the Légion d’Honneur Mgr. Brendan P. Devlin, Rector of the Collège des Irlandais de Paris and Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages in the National University of Ireland at Maynooth

ICCTRA appoints Sir Jeremy Isaacs as Chairperson of The Radharc Award

The award will be for a television programme of outstanding quality, which addresses national or international topics of social justice, morality or faith.

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