Archive | News archive 2006

Archbishop Martin calls for highest standards in the teaching of theology

PRESS RELEASE 17TH NOVEMBER 2006 ARCHBISHOP MARTIN CALLS FOR HIGHEST STANDARDS IN THE TEACHING OF THEOLOGY  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin today called for an examination of the place of theology in the third level sector.   Speaking at a Mass to celebrate Graduation at Mater Dei Institute, the Archbishop said: “Theology is an academic discipline. […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on human life and today’s High Court judgement

PRESS RELEASE 15 NOVEMBER 2006 STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed serious concerns about today’s decision of the High Court.  From a first consideration of the judgement, it would appear that the decision casts doubt concerning the level of protection which the Constitution affords to human life at its earliest stages.  […]

Irish Inter-Church Meeting opens in Swords

PRESS RELEASE 10 NOVEMBER 2006 IRISH INTER-CHURCH MEETING OPENS IN SWORDS  The Irish Inter-Church Meeting (IICM) opened today in the Emmaus Centre, Swords, County Dublin.  Co-chairs Archbishop Sean Brady, Catholic Primate of All Ireland, and Mrs Gillian Kingston, President of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting, welcomed over 80 delegates to this two-day meeting on the theme […]

Bishop Hegarty thanks Irish emigrant outreach services in Birmingham

PRESS RELEASE 9 NOVEMBER 2006 BISHOP HEGARTY THANKS IRISH EMIGRANT OUTREACH SERVICES IN BIRMINGHAM The Bishop of Derry and Chair of Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants, Dr Séamus Hegarty, today spoke in the Drop-in Centre and Supported Housing Complex in Birmingham to elderly Irish beneficiaries of the Centre’s outreach services.  Bishop Hegarty also presented the […]

Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Justice and Social Affairs statement on the death sentence imposed on Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi High Tribunal

PRESS RELEASE 7 NOVEMBER 2006 CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ COMMISSION FOR JUSTICE AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH SENTENCE IMPOSED ON SADDAM HUSSEIN BY THE IRAQI HIGH TRIBUNAL “Let us pray for a satisfactory and speedy end to armed hostilities in the country and region” – Bishop Field The chair of the Catholic Bishops’ Irish Commission […]

Address of Pope Benedict XVI to the Irish Bishops on their Ad Limina visit

PRESS RELEASE 28 OCTOBER 2006 ADDRESS OF POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE IRISH BISHOPS ON THEIR AD LIMINA VISIT  Dear Brother Bishops, In the words of a traditional Irish greeting, a hundred thousand welcomes to you, the Bishops of Ireland, on the occasion of your ad Liminavisit.  As you venerate the tombs of the Apostles […]

Archbishop Brady leads Irish Bishops in thanking Pope Benedict XVI

PRESS RELEASE 28 OCTOBER 2006 ARCHBISHOP BRADY LEADS IRISH BISHOPS IN THANKING POPE BENEDICT XVI   At the conclusion of their ad limina pilgrimage to the Holy See, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Seán Brady, and the Bishops of Ireland, today met with the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, in […]

Statement issued on behalf of St Conleth’s Parish, Newbridge, Co Kildare

PRESS RELEASE 26 OCTOBER 2006 STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ST CONLETH’S PARISH, NEWBRIDGE, CO KILDARE  The Catholic Parish of Newbridge, Co Kildare has six established primary schools. It had been hoped to start a new Catholic primary school last September, to cater for the growing population of the town. However, due to planning conditions […]

Catholic Communications Office Representative in Rome

PRESS RELEASE 24 OCTOBER 2006 CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE IN ROME  For your information: Mr Martin Long, Director of the Catholic Communications Office, will be in Rome until Saturday next 28th October 2006.  If you, or your correspondent, have any media queries regarding the Irish Bishops’ Conference’s 2006 ad limina pilgrimage, Martin will be based […]

Bishops’ Ad Limina Pilgrimage 2006

PRESS RELEASE 13 OCTOBER 2006 BISHOPS’ AD LIMINA PILGRIMAGE 2006  The ad limina pilgrimage by Irish Bishops to the Holy See will take place between the 16th and 30th of October 2006.  All Bishops charged with the leadership of a diocese are required to make an ad limina pilgrimage normally every five years but due […]

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