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Homily at funeral Mass for Declan Green RIP

PRESS RELEASE27 November 2008 Homily Notes of Celebrant Father Peter O’Hare at the funeral Mass for Declan Greene RIP St Colman’s Church, Massforth, Kilkeel, Co Down Last Sunday morning this community in Mourne was waking up into what appeared to be just another Sunday and then the news began to break that four police officers […]

November 2008 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE25 November 2008 Winter General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference concludes in Maynooth The Winter 2008 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, which took place in Maynooth this week, concluded today [25 November] with a press conference in the Columba Centre, Maynooth.  The following issues were discussed during the Bishops’ meeting: Pope […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns at Mass in Rowe St Church

PRESS RELEASE 23 November 2008 Homily of Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns at Mass in Rowe St Church, Sunday, 23 November 2008 All over the world today Christian people are celebrating the Feast of Christ the King. We here in Wexford join with them, but we also celebrate people who help make that Kingdom […]

Cardinal Seán Brady article on Northern Ireland Peace Process

PRESS RELEASE 17 November 2008 Article by Cardinal Seán Brady on the Northern Ireland Peace Process “Those who actively target members of the PSNI in an attempt to destroy the progress made in recent years, challenge the very principles of a just and a free society.”“The current political impasse, with the failure of the Executive […]

Ireland cannot shrink from its European Responsibilities – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

PRESS RELEASE 14 November 2008 Ireland cannot shrink from its European Responsibilities – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin The Archbishop of Dublin has said Ireland cannot shrink from its European responsibilities. Ireland’s identity, said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is “irrevocably bound with Europe”. He said commitment to a better Europe involves engagement, rather than resignation or simply lamenting […]

Bishops meet Minister for Education and Science Batt O’Keeffe TD

PRESS RELEASE 12 November 2008 Bishops meet Minister for Education and Science Batt O’Keeffe TD Members of the Commission on Education of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference today met with the Minister for Education and Science Mr Batt O’Keeffe TD. The meeting took place in Government Buildings and addressed the issue of the provision of […]

Bishop Donal Murray’s statement on the death of Shane Geoghegan

PRESS RELEASE 12 November 2008 Bishop Donal Murray’s statement on the death of Shane Geoghegan I want to express my deepest sympathy to Tom and Mary Geoghegan and to Anthony on the dreadful tragedy of the loss of their beloved Shane. All human life is precious and murder is never acceptable.  As a community we […]

Bishop Leo O’Reilly announces education initiative at Cardinal Newman Commemoration Mass

PRESS RELEASE 11 November 2008 Homily by Bishop Leo O’Reilly for the Mass of Commemoration to mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of Newman’s seven year service to Irish university education. University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Bishop Leo O’Reilly announces new all-Ireland initiative: Catholic Schools Week. Religious instruction is an integral part of […]

Limerick priest elected as Superior for the Peru Region of the St James Society

PRESS RELEASE 11 November 2008 Limerick priest elected as Superior for the Peru Region of the St James Society Father David Costello (38) of the Diocese of Limerick has been elected Coordinator/Superior for the Peru Region of the St James Society for a period of three years. Fr Costello has been working in Peru for […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin homily from Saint Vincent de Paul conference “Tougher Times – Tender Hearts”

PRESS RELEASE 8 November 2008 Saint Vincent de Paul Dublin Region Society DayTOUGHER TIMES – TENDER HEARTS Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of IrelandCroke Park Conference Centre, 8th November 2008 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY We owe a debt of gratitude to Pope Benedict for choosing as the theme of […]

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