Archive | News archive 2010

New Year 2011 message by Bishop Donal McKeown

PRESS RELEASE 31 December 2010 New Year 2011 message by Bishop Donal McKeown, Auxiliary Bishop of Down & Connor “In an increasingly fragmented and diverse world, parishes can be key prophetic voices” – Bishop McKeown At the start of 2011, there is a lot of anger and fear around. In some quarters there is more […]

Homily of Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois for Midnight Mass 2010

PRESS RELEASE 24 December 2010 Homily of Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, for Midnight Mass Christmas 2010 in “Cathedral-Centre”, St Mel’s College Longford, Co Longford “No darkness is total because the light of Christ shines for us … Four Christmases from now we will be returning to St Mel’s Cathedral for the […]

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Clifford for Midnight Mass Christmas 2010

PRESS RELEASE24 December 2010 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, for Midnight Mass Christmas 2010, Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, Co Tipperary – Embargoed “Our faith tells us that the baby in the Manger in Bethlehem is both true God and true man.  He is God for us and man with […]

Christmas 2010 message to the People of Ireland from Cardinal Seán Brady

PRESS RELEASE 23 December 2010 Christmas 2010 message to the People of Ireland from Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Hardship, bereavements, natural disasters and failures, can either overwhelm and paralyse us or they can awaken our hope and rally our strength to help one another … I ask that […]

Christmas and New Year note to duty news editors and journalists from the CCO

PRESS RELEASE 23 December 2010 Christmas and New Year note to duty news  editors, news desks and journalists from the Catholic Communications Office The following news and feature material, which relates to the Christmas and New Year period, is now available on the Irish Bishops’ Conference website www.catholicbishops.ie for use by print, broadcast and social […]

Crosscare Hot Food and Shelter Information

PRESS RELEASE23 December 2010 Crosscare Hot Food and Shelter Information Crosscare’s Food Service at Holles Row, beside Holles Street Hospital (formerly known as the Penny Dinners) will be open on Sunday, 26th December, Monday, 27th December and Tuesday, 28th December serving hot dinners FREE OF CHARGE to all comers between 11am and 1.30pm. (Tel: 01-6765707) […]

Christmas Reflection by Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor

PRESS RELEASE 22 December 2010 Christmas Reflection by Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor EMMANUEL:  GOD WITH US THROUGH THICK AND THIN Unfathomable Mystery: God born as a human child. The babe, Jesus of Nazareth, nestling in the security of parental love. Those parents painfully aware of their poverty and their insecurity. Soon […]

Words of Bishop Donal McKeown delivered at the end of Funeral Mass for Peter Wilson RIP

PRESS RELEASE 17 December 2010 Words of Bishop Donal McKeown delivered at the end of the funeral Mass for Peter Wilson RIP Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne Funerals are never happy occasions but this is a day that many people in the Wilson extended family have, in a strange way, been looking forward to. And many […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Publication of Chapter 19 of Murphy Report

PRESS RELEASE 17 December 2010 Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Publication of Chapter 19 of Murphy Report Chapter 19 provides additional specific evidence to the already horrendous narrative of the Murphy report. It reports the tragic and shocking story of how a devious, predatory paedophile used the priesthood to gain access to young children […]

Statement of Cardinal Seán Brady in response to the judgement today issued by the European Court of Human Rights on A,B and C v. Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 16 December 2010 Statement by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, in response to the judgement today issued by the European Court of Human Rights on A, B, and C v. Ireland: “Today’s judgment leaves future policy in Ireland on protecting the lives of unborn children in the […]

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