Archive | News archive 2012

Statement by the Council for Education Primary Schools Patronage

Statement by the Council for Education of the Irish Episcopal Conference on the publication of the Report on pilot surveys regarding parental preferences on primary schools patronage by the Department of Education and Skills.

Homily of Bishop Jones at ordination of six men to the Permanent Diaconate

Homily of Bishop Christopher Jones at ordinations of six men to the Permanent Diaconate , Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo “I see your ordination as deacons today as a magnificent start to the Year of Faith in our diocese” – Bishop Jones Welcome You are all most welcome today as we gather for the […]

Right to Life Pastoral Letter by Bishop John Buckley

“May the Virgin Mary, who gave birth to Jesus, protect all mothers, all unborn babies, all medical and nursing hands and all who make the laws of our land.”

Historic ordination of six permanent deacons for the Diocese of Elphin

The first ever ordination of permanent deacons in the diocese of Elphin and the largest ordination ceremony ever to take place in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo, took place on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Winter 2012 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

Initial response by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to the Report of the Expert Group on the Judgement in A,B and C v Ireland

Archbishop Martin comments on right to life issues

Comments on right to life issues from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in a Homily at Mass for Dublin Cura Volunteers.

Advent 2012: Christmas schedule of Pope Benedict XVI 2012

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI will preside at the following liturgies during Christmas 2012.

Catholic Social Justice groups call for change of direction in Budget 2013

Seven Catholic social justice groups have today issued a joint appeal to Government for a change in direction in the forthcoming budget to bring us closer to creating a society where respect for the dignity of every person, fairness, solidarity and the common good are the key underpinning values.

Address by Bishop-elect William Crean

“The outline story of my priestly ministry indicates that I spent almost twenty years in religious education and almost as long serving in various parishes. I have no illusions about the myriad challenges that the Church in Ireland faces. Yet I remain hopeful and steadfast.”

Cardinal Brady congratulates Canon William Crean on his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI as Bishop of Cloyne

Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference today welcomed the news that Canon William Crean, Parish Priest of Cahirciveen, has been appointed Bishop of Cloyne by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI. Speaking from Rome ahead of the start of today’s consistory which will […]

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