Archive | News archive 2005

Archbishop Michael Neary’s Cathedral Homily in Tuam

PRESS RELEASE 30 OCTOBER 2005 ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL NEARY’S CATHEDRAL HOMILY IN TUAM  This has been a difficult week for the Catholic Church.  It has been difficult for those who have suffered abuse, for you the laity, my fellow priests and bishops and for all those with a love for the mission of the Church. In […]

Pastoral Letter of Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Apostolic Administrator of Ferns

PRESS RELEASE 29 OCTOBER 2005 PASTORAL LETTER OF BISHOP EAMONN WALSH APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF FERNS  The publication this week of the Ferns Report brings to a conclusion the comprehensive work of Mr. Justice Frank Murphy and his Team. In welcoming and accepting the findings of this Report I would like to acknowledge their painstaking and […]

Statement by the Bishop of Raphoe, Most Rev. Philip Boyce

PRESS RELEASE 28 OCTOBER 2005 STATEMENT BY THE BISHOP OF RAPHOE MOST REV. PHILIP BOYCE  The number of priests belonging to the Diocese of Raphoe against whom allegations of child sexual abuse were made over the past 40 years is ten.  All of these allegations deal with priests who are alive. Seven of these priests […]

Statement of Bishop Seamus Hegarty to priests and people of the Diocese of Derry

PRESS RELEASE 27 OCTOBER 2005 STATEMENT OF BISHOP SEAMUS HEGARTY TO PRIESTS AND PEOPLE OF THE DIOCESE OF DERRY  The findings of the Judge Murphy Report are devastating. My immediate thoughts and prayers are with those whose stories of dreadful abuse have been told in this report. These innocent people have been wounded so badly […]

Statement of Bishop Bill Murphy on child protection in the Diocese of Kerry

PRESS RELEASE 27 OCTOBER 2005 STATEMENT OF BISHOP BILL MURPHY ON CHILD PROTECTION IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY  Bishop Murphy states “I have a sense of profound sadness and regret as Ihave listened to the stories of those who have been abused by priests.I am concerned, in a particular way, for those who have been […]

Statement from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

PRESS RELEASE 26 OCTOBER 2005 STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN  The Archbishop of Dublin Dr. Diarmuid Martin would like to re-iterate a pledge made many times in the past that the Dublin Diocese will co-operate fully with any government inquiries into allegations of child sexual abuse by priests under his jurisdiction in the Dublin Diocese […]

Statement from the Diocese of Limerick on Child Protection

PRESS RELEASE 26 OCTOBER 2005 STATEMENT FROM THE DIOCESE OF LIMERICK ON CHILD PROTECTION The level of hurt that exists in our society due to child abuse cannot be measured. Child abuse has been a sad and tragic reality of our history and we must do all in our power to ensure that it does […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin following publication of the Ferns Report

PRESS RELEASE 25 OCTOBER 2005 STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN FOLLOWING PUBLICATION OF THE FERNS REPORT This report is vital in bringing into the open the detail surrounding years of sexual abuse by priests which caused horrendous damage to so many people and their families. We must do what we can to ensure it never […]

Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Dr Seán Brady – response to the publication of the Ferns inquiry report

PRESS RELEASE 25 OCTOBER 2005 ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH AND PRIMATE OF ALL IRELAND DR SEÁN BRADY – RESPONSE TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE FERNS INQUIRY REPORT “New one-Church National Board for Child Protection to be established” I am deeply shocked and saddened by the findings of the inquiry into child sexual abuse by priests in […]

Statement of Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Apostolic Administrator of Ferns at a press conference in the Diocese of Ferns following publication of the Ferns Inquiry Report

PRESS RELEASE 25 OCTOBER 2005 STATEMENT OF BISHOP EAMONN WALSH, APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF FERNS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE DIOCESE OF FERNS FOLLOWING PUBLICATION OF THE FERNS INQUIRY REPORT The publication of the Ferns Report brings to a conclusion the comprehensivework of Mr. Justice Frank Murphy and his Team. In welcoming and accepting the […]

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