Archive | News archive 2009

Announcement by Pope Benedict XVI concerning Bishop Donal Murray

PRESS RELEASE 17 December 2009 Announcement by Pope Benedict XVI concerning Bishop Donal Murray His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Donal Murray, Bishop of Limerick.  This notification remains under strict embargo until the announcement is made in Rome on Thursday the 17th December 2009, at 12.00 noon (11.00am […]

Bishop Bill Murphy sympathises with victim of sexual assault

PRESS RELEASE17 December 2009 Bishop sympathises with victim of sexual assault Statement from Bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy The Bishop of Kerry wishes to disassociate himself and the Diocese from the actions and statements made by Fr. Seán Sheehy in relation to the sentencing of a man convicted of sexual assault. Fr. Sheehy is retired […]

Four Church Leaders meet DUP at Stormont

PRESS RELEASE15 December 2009 Four Church Leaders meet DUP at Stormont The leaders of Ireland’s four main Churches today met with the leader of the DUP, Rt Hon Peter Robinson. The meeting with Cardinal Seán Brady (RC), Dr Stafford Carson (Presbyterian Moderator), Bishop Michael Jackson representing Archbishop Alan Harper (CoI) and Rev Donald Ker (Methodist […]

Cardinal Brady’s statement on the killing of Father Jeremiah Roche in Kenya

PRESS RELEASE 13 December 2009 Cardinal Brady’s statement on the killing of Father Jeremiah Roche in Kenya On his arrival back from Rome Cardinal Seán Brady issued the following statement on the killing of Fr Jeremiah Roche in Kenya: “I was very saddened to hear the news of the vicious killing of Father Jeremiah Roche […]

Statement following meeting between bishops and survivors of institutional abuse

PRESS RELEASE 11 December 2009 Statement following meeting between bishops and survivors of institutional abuse On 7 October last an historic meeting took place in Maynooth between representatives of four survivor groups (Right to Peace, Alliance Support Group, Irish SOCA, and Right of Place) and the Irish Bishops’ Conference. At that meeting it was decided […]

Irish bishops meet Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican

PRESS RELEASE 11 December 2009 Irish bishops meet Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican Today Cardinal Seán Brady and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin met with the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican. After their meeting the Vatican Press Office issued the following statement: Today the Holy Father held a meeting with senior Irish Bishops […]

December 2009 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE 9 December 2009 Statement from the Winter General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference The Winter General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference takes place today and tomorrow, 9 and 10 December 2009, in Maynooth.  At the end of the first day, Bishops published the following statement: “We, as bishops, apologise to all […]

Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for the Lourdes Reunion 2009

PRESS RELEASE6 December 2009 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 2009 Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for the Lourdes Reunion 2009 Saint Andrew’s Church, Westland Row The Gospel this afternoon, the Second Sunday of Advent, once again focuses on the coming of the Lord and today we encounter the extraordinary and fascinating figure of John the […]

Archbishop Clifford’s statement regarding comments by Fr Tadhg O’Donovan

PRESS RELEASE 2 December 2009 Archbishop Clifford’s statement regarding comments by Fr Tadhg O’Donovan Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Cloyne, has apologised to the Revenue Commissioners for the unacceptable comments made by Fr Tadhg O’Donovan, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne, as reported in today’s press. The Archbishop has had […]

Statement of Bishop Seamus Hegarty, following the release of the Dublin report into clerical sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Dublin

PRESS RELEASE 30 November 2009 Statement of Bishop Séamus Hegarty, Bishop of Derry following the release of the Dublin report into clerical sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Dublin The Dublin Report provides a shocking catalogue of appalling crimes, committed by clergy and Religious over a significant number of years.  The Report shows behaviour towards […]

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