Archive | News archive 2005

Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Justice & Social Affairs publishes “Promoting Fairness in Trade: The Challenge to Eliminate Poverty”

PRESS RELEASE 1 DECEMBER 2005 CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ COMMISSION FOR JUSTICE AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS PUBLISHES “PROMOTING FAIRNESS IN TRADE: THE CHALLENGE TO ELIMINATE POVERTY” A POSITION PAPER TO MARK THE SIXTH WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE IN HONG KONG IRISH COMMISSION FOR JUSTICE AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (ICJSA) “PROMOTING FAIRNESS IN TRADE: THE CHALLENGE TO ELIMINATE POVERTY” […]

Homily of Most Rev Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway at Requiem Mass for Bishop James McLoughlin R.I.P.

PRESS RELEASE 30 NOVEMBER 2005 HOMILY OF MOST REV MARTIN DRENNAN, BISHOP OF GALWAY AT REQUIEM MASS FOR BISHOP JAMES MCLOUGHLIN R.I.P.  The Solemn Requiem Mass for the retired Bishop of Galway Dr. James McLoughlin R.I.P. took place at 1.00pm today in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway. The […]

Funeral arrangements for Bishop James McLoughlin R.I.P.

PRESS RELEASE 28 NOVEMBER 2005 FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR BISHOP JAMES MCLOUGHLIN R.I.P  The Diocese of Galway has today issued details of the funeral arrangements for Bishop James McLoughlin R.I.P., who died on Friday 25th November:  Monday 28th November: Remains arriving to the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, at 7.00pm. […]

Tribute to Bishop James McLoughlin – Dr Seán Brady Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 26 NOVEMBER 2005 TRIBUTE TO BISHOP JAMES McLOUGHLIN DR SEÁN BRADY, ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH AND PRIMATE OF ALL IRELAND  I have heard, with great sorrow, the news of the death of Bishop James McLoughlin, retired Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. Bishop McLoughlin was a gentle and humble man who radiated great joy, friendship […]

Death of Most Reverend James McLoughlin Retired Bishop of Galway (9th April 1929 – 25th November 2005)

PRESS RELEASE 26 NOVEMBER 2005 DEATH OF MOST REVEREND JAMES MCLOUGHLIN RETIRED BISHOP OF GALWAY (9th April 1929 – 25th November 2005) The death has taken place of the former Bishop of Galway, Bishop James McLoughlin on Friday 25th November at The Galway Clinic, Galway City. He was 76 years of age. Upon hearing of […]

DOING TIME: IRISH PRISONERS OVERSEAS AND THEIR FAMILIES 20th anniversary conference of the Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas

PRESS RELEASE 14 NOVEMBER 2005 DOING TIME: IRISH PRISONERS OVERSEAS AND THEIR FAMILIES 20th anniversary conference of the Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas * Bishop Seamus Hegarty: “while in prison, a person may have to give up on their liberty, but not on their soul.” * Archbishop Seán Brady: “The Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas […]

Archbishop says Commission of Investigation will have full co-operation of Dublin Diocese

PRESS RELEASE 8 NOVEMBER 2005 ARCHBISHOP SAYS COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION WILL HAVE FULL CO-OPERATION OF DUBLIN DIOCESE The Archbishop of Dublin Dr. Diarmuid Martin has said the Commission of Investigation announced by the Minister for Justice into how complaints of child sexual abuse against clergy of the Diocese were handled will have the full co-operation […]

Irish Episcopal Conference holds special meeting on Child Protection

PRESS RELEASE 31 OCTOBER 2005 IRISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING ON CHILD PROTECTION A special meeting on child protection was held today by the Irish Episcopal Conference in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The Bishops apologised to all those people hurt at the hands of abusers in the Church. Bishops expressed their deep sadness at […]

Statement of Bishop Michael Smith in response to the publication of the Ferns Report

PRESS RELEASE 31 OCTOBER 2005 STATEMENT OF BISHOP MICHAEL SMITH IN RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE FERNS REPORT The publication of the Ferns Report earlier this week makes sad and distressing reading for all of us, not least for bishops and priests. The Report details enormous pain and hurt caused by the sinful and […]

Fr Emlyn McGinn ordained today in Armagh

PRESS RELEASE 30 OCTOBER 2005 FR EMLYN MCGINN ORDAINED TODAY IN ARMAGH Rev Emlyn McGinn was today ordained to the priesthood at 2.00 pm in St Mary’s Church, Dunmoyle, by the Most Rev Gerard Clifford, Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh. Dunmoyle is in the Parish of Ballygawley, Co Tyrone. Emlyn attended St Ciaran’s High School, Ballygawley […]

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