Archive | News archive 2004

October 2004 Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE 6TH OCTOBER 2004 OCTOBER 2004 MEETING OF THE IRISH BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE The Irish Bishops’ Conference (IBC) met this week in Maynooth for the first time since the Working Group on Child Protection Policy ceased its work. The IBC wishes to: – convey its sincere appreciation to the Working Group’s chairperson, Ms Maureen Lynott, […]

Homily by Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Limerick

PRESS RELEASE 1ST OCTOBER 2004 HOMILY BY BISHOP DONAL MURRAY OF LIMERICK TO CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VISIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II TO LIMERICK In his homily Bishop Murray speaks about: * The hope he has in the not too distant future to see a permanent memorial mark the site of Pope […]

“Life is for Living. A Reflection on Suicide” to mark the Day for Life 2004

PRESS RELEASE 1ST OCTOBER 2004 “LIFE IS FOR LIVING. A REFLECTION ON SUICIDE” TO MARK THE DAY FOR LIFE 2004 A dark cloud has gathered over Ireland in recent years. Many lives have ended in tragic circumstances and others have been darkened by the heartbreaking reality of the death of a loved one through suicide. […]

Bishop of Cloyne Dr John Magee celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving on the 25th anniversary of the pastoral visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 29TH SEPTEMBER 2004 BISHOP OF CLOYNE DR JOHN MAGEE CELEBRATES MASS OF THANKSGIVING ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASTORAL VISIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II TO IRELAND IN ST COLMAN’S CATHEDRAL, COBH “I am the living bread which has come down from heaven” (Jn. 6:51) As the great Jumbo jet, ‘St. Patrick’, […]

Bishop Donal Murray – Pastoral Letter to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 29TH SEPTEMBER 2004 WE ARE FACED NOT WITH A STATE ATHEISM BUT WITH THE FALSE AND DESTRUCTIVE NOTION THAT RELIGION IS A PURELY PRIVATE MATTER – BISHOP DONAL MURRAY   The Bishop of Limerick, Dr Donal Murray is marking the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Limerick with the publication […]

Pope John Paul II designates theme of World Communications Day 2005 as “The Media, at the service of understanding between peoples”

PRESS RELEASE 29TH SEPTEMBER 2004 POPE JOHN PAUL II DESIGNATES THEME OF WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY 2005 AS “THE MEDIA, AT THE SERVICE OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN PEOPLES” Archbishop John Foley, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, World Communications Day is: The Communications Media: At the Service of Understandingbetween Peoples. World Communications Day, said Archbishop […]

Bishop Eamonn Casey and Galway celebrations of 1979 Papal Visit to Ireland

Bishop Eamonn Casey and Galway celebrations of 1979 Papal Visit to Ireland  The Bishop of Galway Dr James McLoughlin was in contact with Bishop Eamonn Casey regarding celebrations in Galway commemorating the 1979 visit to Ireland by the Holy Father. Bishop Casey said that he knows that he is always welcome in Galway but that […]

BISHOP’S COMMEMORATE 1979 PAPAL VISIT

PRESS RELEASE – 28th SEPTEMBER – IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEWSDESKS & RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENTS BISHOP’S COMMEMORATE 1979 PAPAL VISIT   “Mission Alive” in Holy Spirit Church, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork City – October 3rd 2004 Continuing the celebrations commemorating the 1979 visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland, the Irish Bishops’ Conference has designated “Mission Alive” […]

Bishops commemorate 1979 visit to Ireland by Pope John Paul I1

Press Release 16th September 2004 Bishops commemorate 1979 visit to Ireland by Pope John Paul I1   >          Archbishop Seán Brady is principal celebrant at an open Mass in Clonmacnois at 3pm on September 19th which will include a special message from the Holy Father to the people of Ireland; >          Triduum of events covering […]

Letter of Sympathy to Archbishop Kondrusiewicz

Ara Coeli Cathedral Road BT617QY Archbishop Tadeusz Kondiusiewia, Nov. Basmannaja 16 kv.31, Box 116, 107078 Moskva, Russia. 6 September 2004. Dear Archbishop Kondrusiewicz, After our happy meeting in Armagh last January, it is now with great sadness that I write to you on behalf of the Irish Bishops’ Conference. I wish to convey my heartfelt […]

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