Archive | News archive 2009

Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady on the death of Cardinal Cahal Brendan Daly

PRESS RELEASE 31 December 2009 Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady on the death of Cardinal Cahal Brendan Daly It is with great sadness that I heard the news of the death of Cardinal Cahal Daly, who died peacefully this evening in the presence of family and friends at the City Hospital in Belfast, after a […]

Cardinal Brady asks for prayers for Cardinal Daly

PRESS RELEASE 29 December 2009 Cardinal Brady asks for prayers for Cardinal Daly The Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh, Cardinal Cahal Brendan Daly (92), was taken to hospital yesterday.  Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, issued the following statement today:  “I visited Cardinal Daly in hospital yesterday evening.  Cardinal Daly is […]

Bishop Éamonn Walsh and Bishop Raymond Field offer their resignation to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

PRESS RELEASE24 December 2009 Bishop Éamonn Walsh and Bishop Raymond Field offer their resignation to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI We, Bishop Eamonn Walsh and Bishop Raymond Field, have this evening informed Archbishop Diarmuid Martin that we are offering our resignation to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, as Auxiliary Bishops to the Archbishop of Dublin. […]

Homily of Cardinal Seán Brady for Christmas Eve Vigil Mass

PRESS RELEASE24 December 2009 Homily of Cardinal Seán Brady for Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh INTRODUCTION The shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen. I welcome all of you and hope that tonight you will hear something in word and son or see […]

Bishop James Moriarty offers his resignation to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

PRESS RELEASE 23 December 2009 Bishop James Moriarty offers his resignation to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Following a meeting with the priests of the diocese and diocesan staff this afternoon, Bishop Jim Moriarty issued the following statement – On the Sunday after the ‘Murphy Report’ into the Archdiocese of Dublin was published (29th November […]

Christmas 2009 comes at the end of a year that has made its mark on virtually everybody in Ireland – Bishop Denis Brennan

PRESS RELEASE 23 December 2009  Christmas 2009 comes at the end of a year that has made its mark on virtually everybody in Ireland It has been a year where past wrongs have been clearly exposed; where financial strains and anxieties arrived with a very indecent haste; where the confidence of earlier times was badly […]

Christmas message 2009 from Cardinal Seán Brady

PRESS RELEASE 22 December 2009 Christmas message 2009 from Cardinal Seán Brady  The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; on those who live in a land of deep shadow a light has shone. You have made their gladness greater, you have made their joy increase; they rejoice in your presence as […]

Statement by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the resignation of Bishop Donal Murray

PRESS RELEASE 17 December 2009 Statement by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the resignation of Bishop Donal Murray I believe Bishop Donal Murray did the right thing, for his Diocese and for the wider Irish Church and I appreciate the personal difficulty and pressure he has been under. Responsibility must be taken by all who hold […]

Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady on the resignation of Bishop Donal Murray

PRESS RELEASE 17 December 2009 Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady on the resignation of Bishop Donal Murray Commenting on the resignation of Bishop Donal Murray as Bishop of Limerick, Cardinal Seán Brady said “I acknowledge and respect the decision of Bishop Murray to resign as Bishop of Limerick, as was announced earlier today. “As Bishop […]

Statement by Bishop Donal Murray on his resignation as Bishop of Limerick

PRESS RELEASE 17 December 2009 Statement by Bishop Donal Murray on his resignation as Bishop of Limerick Bishop Donal Murray has today, 17th December 2009, confirmed that the Pope has accepted his resignation with immediate effect as Bishop of the Diocese of Limerick. Bishop Murray’s resignation has been announced by the Holy See today at […]

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