Archive | News archive 2008

Cardinal Seán Brady and Archbishop Alan Harper joint statement on the situation in Gaza

Joint statement on the situation in Gaza from Archbishop Alan Harper and Cardinal Seán Brady The Most Revd Alan Harper, OBE, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and Cardinal Seán Brady, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, today issue the following statement: As pilgrims together for peace, […]

Christmas messages from Cardinal Seán Brady

PRESS RELEASE 22 December 2008 Christmas messages from Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, including a message to the Polish community In the current economic climate, it is all too easy to be pessimistic and to focus on the negative. The child in the manger beckons us to a future […]

Joint Christmas 2008 message from the Bishops of Clogher

PRESS RELEASE17 December 2008 Joint Christmas 2008 message from the Bishops of Clogher We come together again to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. As we give thanks for His presence among us, we realise that there is much to distract everyone from the joy that is proper to this holy season.  The current economic […]

ICJSA calls for action on violence in the Congo

PRESS RELEASE 14 December 2008 ICJSA Bishop calls for Irish Government action to assist Congolese women and girls who are subject to gender-specific violence Action in response to sexual violence is a moral imperative that cannot be ignored by all who believe in the dignity of every human person – ICJSA To coincide with the […]

Launch of ‘Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions’

PRESS RELEASE 12 December 2008 Launch of ‘Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions’ Today in Rome the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith publishes Dignitas Personae, Instruction on Certain Bioethical Questions.  The launch takes place at 11:00am Irish time. As part of the promotion of this launch, you are invited to view two […]

Cardinal Brady launches “The New Evangelisation, Priests and Laity, the Great Challenge of the New Millennium”

PRESS RELEASE5 December 2008 Cardinal Brady launches “The New Evangelisation, Priests and Laity, the Great Challenge of the New Millennium” Jury’s Hotel, Croke Park, Dublin “The Catholic Church in Ireland has dedicated this year and half of 2009 as the “Year of Vocation”.  A theme of this special year complements the great challenge of this […]

Veritas bitterly disappointed that Christmas radio advert blocked by BCI

PRESS RELEASE 4 December 2008 Veritas bitterly disappointed that Christmas Radio Advert has been blocked by the BCI Veritas is bitterly disappointed that it has been essentially blocked by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) from broadcasting a radio advert on RTÉ that would allow the store to advertise its presence and sell its products […]

Travellers to play greater role in Dublin Parish life

PRESS RELEASE 4 December 2008 Travellers to play greater role in Dublin Parish life The Parish of the Travelling People (PTP) in the Archdiocese of Dublin is today launching a range of initiatives to help Travellers play a greater role in the life of their local parish. It is also asking Dublin’s 200 parishes to […]

Cardinal Seán Brady homily at 175th Anniversary of the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow

PRESS RELEASE29 November 2008 Cardinal Seán Brady homily at 175th Anniversary of the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow The following sermon was given by Cardinal Seán Brady during last Saturday evening’s Vigil Mass in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow.  The occasion was the celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the foundation of the cathedral.  […]

Bishop Gerard Clifford Homily to commemorate the ordination of St Oliver Plunkett as Archbishop of Armagh

PRESS RELEASE 28 November 2008 Mass in the Cathedral of St. Bavo, Ghent to mark the ordination of St Oliver Plunkett as Archbishop of Armagh  339 years ago Homily to commemorate the ordination of St Oliver Plunkett as Archbishop of Armagh here in Ghent 339 years ago I am delighted today to join you here […]

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