Archive | News archive 2002

Statement from the Bishop of Cloyne Re. Closure of Irish Fertilizer Industries

Our thoughts and our prayers are with the workers and their families who have been made redundant as a result of the decision of the Board of Management of Irish Fertilizer Industries to cease activity in its plants at Cobh, Arklow and Belfast.

24th anniversary of the Election of Pope John Paul II

Tomorrow, October 16, marks the 24th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul to the papacy. The white smoke from the Sistine Chapel indicating the election of Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, to the papacy.

Archbishop Brady expresses disappointment at developments in Northern Ireland

I wish to express my disappointment at today’s announcement that, once again,the power-sharing Executive and the Northern Ireland Assembly are being suspended.I share the regret of many people in Northern Ireland at the loss of devolved government.

Catholic Bishops issue statement on the Treaty of Nice

On the occasion of a Seminar organised by the Irish Catholic on “The Church and the Modern World of Europe – Challenges and Opportunities” at Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, Dublin 3 Dr Joseph Duffy, Chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on European Affairs, released a statement from the Irish Bishops’ Conference on the Treaty of Nice.

Issue of Euthanasia addressed by Catholic Bishops in Church’s “Day for Life” 2002

The Irish Bishops’ Conference has designated Sunday 13 October as the Day for Life 2002, and the issue being addressed this year is Euthanasia.

Saint Josemaria Escriva (1902 – 1975)

This morning (Sunday 6 October 2002) in Rome, Pope John II will canonise Blessed Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. Some 900 Irish people will be present.

Diocese of Limerick launches new Heritage Website and CD-Rom

On Monday 23rd September the Bishop of Limerick, Dr Donal Murray launched a new diocesan website which contains the history of each parish in the Diocese of Limerick.

Public Concert of Sacred Song featuring Liam Lawton

On Saturday, 5 October 2002, the National Centre for Liturgy will host a public concert by Liam Lawton and Lorica in Maynooth College, Chapel.

Statement by the Diocese of Derry on the 1972 Claudy bombing

Statement by the Diocese of Derry Re: Recent media coverage of the involvement of deceased priest of the Derry Diocese in the 1972 Claudy bombing

Historic Conferring at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth

Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth Confers Honorary Degrees on distinguished members of the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church.

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