Archive | News archive 2007

Archbishop Welcomes New Model of School Provision

PRESS RELEASE 13th December 2007 Archbishop Welcomes New Model of School Provision The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Diarmuid Martin, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Education, Mary Hanafin, that patronage of the national school system is to be extended to include a new model of community school. It has always been the view […]

Bishops welcome announcement of new State model of community national school at Phoenix Park and Phibblestown in Dublin

PRESS RELEASE 13th December 2007 Bishops welcome Minister Hanafin’s announcement regarding a new State model of community national school at Phoenix Park and Phibblestown in Dublin Bishop Leo O’Reilly, Chair of the Education Commission of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Science, Ms Mary Hanafin, that a […]

Bishop Donal Murray, the Bishop of Limerick, celebrated Mass yesterday (9 December 2007, Second Sunday of Advent) in St John’s Cathedral, Limerick, on the occasion of the silver jubilee of his appointment as bishop

PRESS RELEASE 10th December 2007 Bishop Donal Murray, the Bishop of Limerick, celebrated Mass yesterday (9 December 2007, Second Sunday of Advent) in St John’s Cathedral, Limerick, on the occasion of the silver jubilee of his appointment as bishop. Please see Bishop Murray’s homily below: “Like every moment in the life of a Christian, the […]

December 2007 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE 6th December 2007 December General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference   The December General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference took place in Maynooth this week. The following press release highlights issues addressed by the Bishops during their meeting: Bishops’ Conference congratulates Cardinal Seán Brady Advent and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (or […]

Statement on Education from the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 5th December 2007 Statement on Education from the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland The Catholic Bishops welcome the already overdue Ministerial statement which attempts to clarify the huge uncertainty which has faced both parents and schools in regard to transfer from primary to post-primary schools. Much, however, remains to be clarified by the […]

Bishop Raymond Field introduction of Lord Chris Patten at the launch of ‘The Common Good in an Unequal World’

PRESS RELEASE 4th December 2007 Bishop Raymond Field introduction of Lord Chris Patten at the launch of The Common Good in an Unequal World   Today at the headquarters of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin, Lord Chris Patten launched the publication The Common Good in an Unequal World. The […]

Homily by Monsignor Liam Bergin at the ordination Mass for Monsignor Séamus Freeman as the new Bishop of Ossory

Press Release Sunday 2 December 2007 Embargo 3:00pm Attn: Newsdesks and Religious Affairs Correspondents Homily by Monsignor Liam Bergin at the ordination Mass for Monsignor Séamus Freeman as the new Bishop of Ossory ‘The Bell, the Book and the Star’ The arrival of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the diocese of Ossory was heralded […]

Media Diary Notice – Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Séamus Freeman SAC as Bishop of Ossory

PRESS RELEASE 30th November 2007 Episcopal Ordination of Bishop–elect Séamus Freeman   You, or a representative, are invited to attend the Episcopal Ordination of the Right Reverend Monsignor Séamus Freeman SAC as Bishop of Ossory on Sunday 2 December 2007, in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny at 3:00pm. The Principal Consecrator will be the Most Reverend […]

Irish priest appointed to senior Vatican post

PRESS RELEASE 30th November 2007 Irish priest appointed to senior Vatican post   The Holy See has announced today the appointment, by Pope Benedict XVI, of a Dublin priest to a senior position in the Roman Curia. Monsignor Paul Tighe, currently Director of the Office for Public Affairs in the Archdiocese of Dublin, is to […]

Cardinal Seán Brady’s sermon for the homecoming Mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, and remarks by An Taoiseach Mr Bertie Ahern TD, in Dublin airport welcoming Cardinal Brady home to Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 29th November 2007 Sermon for Homecoming Mass by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, and remarks by An Taoiseach Mr Bertie Ahern TD, in Dublin airport welcoming Cardinal Brady home to Ireland   Your Eminence, My brother Bishops, Lord Mayor, Minister, distinguished clergy of the other Christian Churches, […]

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