Archive | News archive 2001

Homily of Bishop Magee for Legion of Mary National Pilgrimage

Queen of Ireland, Mary Mother of the heavenly and earthly Church, Máthair De, keep Ireland true to her historic mission of bringing the light of Christ to the nations, and so making the glory of God be the honour of Ireland

First Anniversary of the death of the former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

To mark the first anniversary of the death of the former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Luciano Storero R.I.P., a Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Apostolic Nuncio, on Tuesday 2 October at 5.30pm in University Church, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Bishop Willie Walsh to attend special Mass for the Irish community in New York

The Most Reverend Willie Walsh, Bishop of Killaloe will represent the Irish Bishops at a special Mass for the Irish community in Holy Trinity Church in New York City on Sunday 30, September 2001.

Irish Bishops to participate in World Synod of Bishops

Archbishop Sean Brady, President of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, and Cardinal Desmond Connell, Vice-President, will represent the Irish bishops at the Tenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome from 30 September to 27 October 2001.

Catholic Bishops issue statement on United States tragedy and Afghanistan

“Our thoughts and prayers remain firmly with all the bereaved and injured, and with the American people and their leaders as they deal with the aftermath of this tragedy.”

Bishop Laurence Ryan Submits Resignation

Bishop Laurence Ryan has submitted his resignation to Pope John Paul II and it is expected that within the next year or so his successor will be appointed.

Homily of Bishop John Magee for National Day of Mourning

“we find ourselves once more at the foot of the Cross in all our brokenness and frailty and we adore the Saviour who, through the folly of the Cross, has redeemed the world.”

Homily Bishop Donal Murray for National Day of Mourning

“It is hard to believe it in the aftermath of Tuesday’s terrible deed. But the truth, the most fundamental truth, about our world is that God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.”

Catholic Archbishops issue Statement for National Day of Mourning

“At this time of great sadness and distress we invite everyone to continue to pray for the victims and their families, and for the people of the United States.”

Message for National Day of Mourning from Bishop Brendan Comiskey

“Just taking the day off, however, is not a worthy way in which to mark this sad period in American and world history.”

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