Archive | News archive 2005

Message of support to Christians in the Holy Land

PRESS RELEASE 22 DECEMBER 2005 MESSAGE OF SUPPORT TO CHRISTIANS IN THE HOLY LAND The Catholic Bishops of Ireland have sent the following Christmas message to the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, H.B. Michel Sabbah, in support of Christians in the Holy Land: At this time of year our thoughts and prayers turn to the Holy […]

New child protection policy or the Catholic Church in Ireland: ‘Our Children, Our Church’, is published by the Irish Episcopal Conference, the Conference of Religious of Ireland and the Irish Missionary Union

PRESS RELEASE 19 DECEMBER 2005 New child protection policy for the Catholic Church in Ireland: Our Children, Our Church, is published by the Irish Episcopal Conference, the Conference of Religious of Ireland and the Irish Missionary Union – The welfare of the child is paramount – Archbishop Seán Brady – Mr Justice Anthony Hederman to […]

Address by Most Rev Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, to the Thurles Chamber of Commerce

PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL 6.30PM 14 DECEMBER 2005 ADDRESS BY MOST REV DERMOT CLIFFORD ARCHBISHOP OF CASHEL AND EMLY, TO THE THURLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “I do not believe that the two objectives of assisting poor farmers of the developing world and maintaining a strong farming force in vibrant rural communities in Ireland … are […]

Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Clogher 2005

PRESS RELEASE 14 DECEMBER 2005 JOINT CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOPS OF CLOGHER 2005 Macartan, patron saint of Clogher, is our invitation this Christmas to celebrate our common inheritance and to look to the future together. We receive from the past in order to give to the future. The coming year, 2006, marks the fifteen […]

Pope’s Message for World Day of Peace 1 January 2006 published ‘IN TRUTH, PEACE’

PRESS RELEASE 13 DECEMBER 2005 POPE’S MESSAGE FOR WORLD DAY OF PEACE ON 1 JANUARY 2006 PUBLISHED “IN TRUTH, PEACE” This morning in the Holy See Press Office, Cardinal Renato Martino, prefect of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, presented Pope Benedict XVI’s Message for the World Day of Peace on 1st January 2006. […]

December 2005 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE 7 DECEMBER 2005 IRISH BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE DECEMBER GENERAL MEETING  The December General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference concluded its three day meeting in Maynooth today. The Bishops remembered in their prayers the late Bishop James McLoughlin who died on Friday 25th November 2005.  At the press conference after the meeting, attended by […]

The Irish Ferries Dispute: Social Solidarity and Economic Efficiency; A Statement from the Irish Commission for Justice and Social Affairs (ICJSA); A Commission of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE 6 DECEMBER 2005 The Irish Ferries Dispute: Social Solidarity and Economic Efficiency A Statement from the Irish Commission for Justice and Social Affairs (ICJSA) A Commission of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference The moral dimension of the economy shows that economic efficiency and the promotion of human development in solidarity are not two […]

Launch of www.gettingmarried.ie by Bishop Willie Walsh, President of ACCORD

PRESS RELEASE 5 DECEMBER 2005 LAUNCH OF www.gettingmarried.ie BY DR WILLIE WALSH, PRESIDENT OF ACCORD “Marriage – a journey not a destination” – Bishop Walsh Since the beginning of this millennium, ACCORD has helped over 32,000 couples prepare for marriage. On many occasions, ACCORD was told by couples that it would make their life so […]

First Group of Child Protection Trainers receive certificates from Dr Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 4 DECEMBER 2005 FIRST GROUP OF CHILD PROTECTION TRAINERS RECEIVE CERTIFICATES FROM DR SEÁN BRADY, ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH AND PRIMATE OF ALL IRELAND “Today marks an important stage in the development of best practice in working with children and young people in our parish communities” – Archbishop Brady The following is the address […]

Bishop Jim Moriarty launches ‘Reach Out’ Christmas Candle Campaign 2005

PRESS RELEASE 4 DECEMBER 2005 BISHOP JIM MORIARTY LAUNCHES ‘REACH OUT’ CHRISTMAS CANDLE CAMPAIGN 2005  Over 50,000 candles will be made available for collection from the churches in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin next weekend (Saturday 10th /Sunday 11th December). The congregations in all churches will be invited to bring home a specially designed […]

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