Archive | News archive 2003

Death of Most Reverend Laurence Ryan, Retired Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (1931-2003)

PRESS RELEASE 13 October 2003 DEATH OF MOST REVEREND LAURENCE RYAN RETIRED BISHOP OF KILDARE AND LEIGHLIN (1931 – 2003) The death has taken place of the former Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Bishop Laurence Ryan. He was 72 years of age. Upon hearing of his death, the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Most Rev […]

October 2003 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

The Irish Bishops’ Conference held their scheduled General Meeting in Maynooth on Tuesday/Wednesday 7/8 October 2003. Part of the Meeting was attended by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto.

Vocations Personnel Meet to plan a Future Full of Hope

PRESS RELEASE 7 October 2003 Strictly embargoed until 5.00pm on Tuesday 7th October 2003 VOCATIONS PERSONNEL MEET TO PLAN A FUTURE FULL OF HOPE Vocations personnel from 20 Irish dioceses are taking part this week in a four day workshop at Dundrum, Co. Tipperary. “The workshop has two purposes” explained Fr. Kevin Doran, National Co-ordinator. […]

Homily Of Most Rev John Fleming, Bishop Of Killala on the occasion of the commencement of The Michaelmas Law Term 2003, Monday 6th October 2003

PRESS RELEASE 6 October 2003 HOMILY OF MOST REV JOHN FLEMING, BISHOP OF KILLALA ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE MICHAELMAS LAW TERM 2003, MONDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2003 Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of Most Rev John Fleming, Bishop of Killala I would like to share with you this morning […]

Thurles Cathedral Reopening Ceremony this Sunday (5th October 2003)

A large attendance of bishops, priests and people is expected at the reopening of the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, Co Tipperary by the Most Reverend Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, at 3.00pm on Sunday 5 October 2003.

Irish Bishops Issue Pastoral Letter to Mark The “Day For Life 2003” and The Pope’s Silver Jubilee

PRESS RELEASE 3 October 2003 STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 12.00 MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2003 IRISH BISHOPS ISSUE PASTORAL LETTER TO MARK THE “DAY FOR LIFE 2003” AND HE POPE’S SILVER JUBILEE The Irish Bishops’ Conference has designated Sunday 12th October as the Day for Life 2003. In his 1995 Encyclical Letter Evangelium Vitae (The […]

Catholic Primate condemns intimidation of members of District Policing Partnership Boards

PRESS RELEASE 4 September 2003 Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of Most Rev Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland CATHOLIC PRIMATE CONDEMNS INTIMIDATION OF MEMBERS OF DISTRICT POLICING PARTNERSHIP BOARDS In response to the recent acts of intimidation against members of District Policing Partnership Boards, Dr Seán Brady, […]

‘The Spirit in the Church’ NCPI Annual Conference and AGM 8-10 September 2003

PRESS RELEASE 4 September 2003 Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of the National Conference of Priests of Ireland ‘THE SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH’ NCPI ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND AGM 8-10 SEPTEMBER 2003 The National Conference of Priests of Ireland (NCPI) Conference and AGM takes place in All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin, from Monday […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for the Annual Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick 2003

PRESS RELEASE 25 July 2003 Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of the Archdiocese of Tuam HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL NEARY FOR THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO CROAGH PATRICK 2003 Strictly embargoed until 12.00 noon on Saturday 26th July 2003   This is the year when our attention is drawn to the world’s highest […]

Papal Text Messages now available to Irish Mobile Phone Users

PRESS RELEASE 23 July 2003 PAPAL TEXT MESSAGES NOW AVAILABLE TO IRISH MOBILE PHONE USERS Since January 2003, mobile phone users in Italy have been just a click away from reading a brief daily inspirational message by Pope John Paul II. The Vatican Information Service announced yesterday that this service is now available in the […]

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