Archive | News archive 2010

Pope Benedict publishes his message for the World Day of Prayer for Peace 1 January 2011

PRESS RELEASE 16 December 2010 Pope Benedict publishes his message for the World Day of Prayer for Peace on the theme ‘Religious Freedom. The Path to Peace’ At midday today in  the Vatican Press Office, a press conference was held to present the Pope’s Message for the forty-fourth World Day of Peace which falls on […]

December 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE14 December 2010 Press release for the Winter 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference The scheduled Winter 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference was postponed last week due to bad weather.  In its place a special one-day meeting of the Bishops’ Conference took place today in Maynooth and the following […]

Statement on the economic situation in Ireland by the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE 14 December 2010 Statement on the economic situation in Ireland by the Irish Bishops’ Conference “In Helping each other, there is Hope” The scheduled Winter 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference was postponed last week due to bad weather.  In its place a special one day meeting was held today in […]

Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for the Third Sunday of Advent in Ballyfermot Parish

PRESS RELEASE12 December 2010 Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for the Third Sunday of Advent in Ballyfermot Parish Church of the Assumption The Gospel of this morning’s Mass recalls that great figure: John the Baptist.  John’s task was to announce the coming of Jesus.   He was called to reawaken a sense of expectation among a […]

Address by Bishop John McAreavey on Catholic schools in Northern Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 9 December 2010 Address by Bishop John McAreavey on Catholic schools in Northern Ireland The following paper has been tabled for discussion at the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) by Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore, for the CCMS bi-monthly meeting this afternoon Thursday, 9 December. Perspectives Catholic parents have a choice […]

Reflections by Bishop Donal McKeown on Advent 2010

PRESS RELEASE9 December 2010  Reflections by Bishop Donal McKeown on Advent 2010 “If we see this period as merely a chance to correct a past model and to try again, we will be disappointed. If we see this as a communal Advent, then we can allow ourselves to be surprised by joy rather than shattered […]

Veritas launches its ‘Christmas Windows’ at flagship store

PRESS RELEASE 9 December 2010 Veritas launches its ‘Christmas Windows’ at their flagship store in Dublin city – Families are invited to Veritas to view the new Moving Crib Veritas, the publishing agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has launched its ‘Christmas Windows’ in the flagship store: Veritas Head Office, 7 – 8 Lower […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on sentencing of Tony Walsh

PRESS RELEASE7 December 2010 Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on sentencing of Tony Walsh Tony Walsh, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin was sentenced today for the grievous sexual abuse of three people when they were still only children.  My first thoughts go to these victims and their families. I hope that the […]

Homily of Cardinal Seán Brady for the Funeral Mass of Mr Gerry Evans

PRESS RELEASE4 Deccember 2010 Homily of Cardinal Seán Brady for the Funeral Mass of Mr Gerry Evans Church of St Patrick, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh “Certain people took upon themselves to play God with regard to the life of Gerry Evans.  They took upon themselves to be judge and jury, executioner and undertaker.  What arrogance.  What […]

Letter from Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns

PRESS RELEASE 4 December 2010 Letter from Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns My brothers and sisters I write to acknowledge the genuine fear and uncertainty that many of us now feel about our present situation and indeed what it may mean for our future. We find ourselves in the midst of a rapidly changing […]

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