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Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the Feast of St Andrew

PRESS RELEASE29 November 2009 Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the Feast of St Andrew First Sunday of AdventSaint Andrew’s Church, Westland Row Advent is a natural time to look forward to the future and, despite some dramatic expressions in today’s Gospel, Advent is a natural time to think of the future as a […]

Launch of the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Kilmore

PRESS RELEASE29 November 2009 Launch of the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Kilmore Bishop Leo O’Reilly launched the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Kilmore at a special gathering in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, last Sunday afternoon, 29th November. The launch was attended by representatives from every Parish Pastoral Council in the diocese […]

Bishop Donal Murray’s homily for the First Sunday of Advent

PRESS RELEASE29 November 2009 Bishop Donal Murray’s homily for the First Sunday of Advent St Joseph’s Church The readings of the First Sunday of Advent certainly reflect our situation.  The Murphy Report has left us bewildered and shaken. But our first response as Christians must be to open our hearts to the innocent children who […]

Bishop Murray’s letter to the people and priests of Limerick on the Dublin report

BISHOP DONAL MURRAY                                                       Tel 315856Naomh Íde,                                                                         Fax 3101865 Hawthorns,                                                                      National code: 061Annacotty,                                                                         International code: +353 61Co  Limerick                                                                       email:lmkdioc@indigo.ieIreland                                                                               or: bdmlimk@gmail.com My dear people and priests, Once again we are faced with the harrowing evidence of how defenceless and innocent children were abused by some priests.  It is important that we should open our hearts first […]

Address of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Our Lady’s Hospital Foundation Day 2009

PRESS RELEASE27 November 2009 Address of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Our Lady’s Hospital Foundation Day 2009 PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH IN A CHANGING WORLD There is no way in which I can speak here today at this Foundation Day Conference, which should be a day of celebration, without making reference to the darker story which […]

Statement by Bishop Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe following the publication of the Commission of Investigation into the Archdiocese of Dublin

PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2009 Statement by Bishop Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe following the publication of the Commission of Investigation into the Archdiocese of Dublin The Report published following the investigation of the handling of cases of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy in the Archdiocese of Dublin has shocked and disturbed […]

Statement by Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, in Response to the Dublin Report

PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2009 Statement by Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, in response to the Dublin Report The recent publication of the Dublin Report into cases of child abuse within the Archdiocese of Dublin from 1975-2004 is a shameful reminder to us of the pain and suffering experienced, both directly and […]

Bishop of Limerick Donal Murray responds to report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation

PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2009 Bishop of Limerick Donal Murray responds to report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation Bishop apologises for any omission that contributed to suffering The Bishop of Limerick, Donal Murray has today, 26 November, expressed his deepest regret over the horrific abuse of children perpetrated in the Archdiocese of Dublin. […]

Statement by Archbishop Michael Neary in response to the report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation

PRESS RELEASE26 November 2009 Statement by Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, in response to the report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation The report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation has been published.  I wish to echo Archbishop Martin’s reaction in that it makes for sad and shocking reading.  The sadness and […]

Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, in response to the publication of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Archdiocese of Dublin

PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2009 Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, in response to the publication of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Archdiocese of Dublin I am shocked and ashamed by the abuse of children described […]

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