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Statement from Catholic Church delegation following meeting with Democratic Unionist Party at Parliament Buildings, Stormont

PRESS RELEASE 9 OCTOBER 2006 STATEMENT FROM CATHOLIC CHURCH DELEGATION FOLLOWING MEETING WITH THE DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY AT PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, STORMONT Speaking after the meeting between the Northern Ireland Catholic Council for Social Affairs, led by Archbishop Seán Brady and a delegation from the Democratic Unionist Party led by Dr Ian Paisley, Archbishop Brady said: […]

Official Diocesan Welcome for Polish Chaplain to the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

PRESS RELEASE 7 OCTOBER 2006 OFFICIAL DIOCESAN WELCOME FOR POLISH CHAPLAIN TO THE DIOCESE OF KILDARE AND LEIGHLIN  “It is hoped that this and other initiatives will enable us to minister more effectively to the many newcomers to Ireland who have chosen to live among us” – Bishop Jim Moriarty   The official diocesan welcome for the […]

Bishop of Elphin, Dr Christopher Jones outlines challenges for the Diocese of Elphin at the Parish Development & Renewal Gathering Shannon Key West Hotel, Roosky, Co. Roscommon on Saturday 7th October 2006

PRESS RELEASE 7 OCTOBER 2006 BISHOP OF ELPHIN, DR CHRISTOPHER JONES OUTLINES CHALLENGES FOR THE DIOCESE OF ELPHIN AT THE PARISH DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL GATHERING SHANNON KEY WEST HOTEL, ROOSKY, CO ROSCOMMON  – Child Protection Policy launched and listed as top priority in parishes – Quality of celebration rather than quantity of Masses needs to […]

Catholic Church delegation meeting with the Democratic Unionist Party

PRESS RELEASE 6 OCTOBER 2006 CATHOLIC CHURCH DELEGATION MEETING WITH THE DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Monday 9th October 2006 at 9.30a.m. CHURCH DELEGATION: The Catholic Church delegation will be made up of representatives of NICCOSA (Northern Ireland Catholic Council on Social Affairs), of which Archbishop Seán Brady is the Chair. The delegation will […]

The Four Church Leaders (Ireland) Church Leaders Look Forward to St Andrews Talks

PRESS RELEASE 6 OCTOBER 2006 THE FOUR CHURCH LEADERS (IRELAND) CHURCH LEADERS LOOK FORWARD TO ST ANDREWS TALKS Speaking in advance of the talks at St. Andrew¹s next week, the four Church Leaders issued the following statement:We recognise the courageous efforts that have been made by many involved in the political process to make progress […]

October 2006 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE 4 OCTOBER 2006 OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING OF THE IRISH BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE  Following the completion this afternoon of the  October General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference in Maynooth, the following statement hasbeen issued addressing: * Ad Limina pilgrimage to the Holy See, 16th – 30th October 2006 * Education* Northern Ireland* Meeting in […]

Successful Liberian peace mission highlights urgent humanitarian crisis – Statement from the Irish Commission for Justice and Social Affairs

PRESS RELEASE 3 OCTOBER 2006 SUCCESSFUL LIBERIAN PEACE MISSION HIGHLIGHTS URGENT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS On the first day of the October General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference, the Bishops’ Commission for Justice and Social Affairs issued the following statement on the humanitarian crisis in Liberia: SUCCESSFUL LIBERIAN PEACE MISSION HIGHLIGHTS URGENT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS “Government needs […]

Theme of Pope Benedict XVI’s Message for World Communications Day 2007 ‘Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education’

PRESS RELEASE 29 SEPTEMBER 2006 THEME OF POPE BENEDICT XVI’S MESSAGE FOR WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY 2006 Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education “Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education” is the theme chosen by Pope Benedict XVI for the 41st World Communications Day 2007. “The theme chosen by our Holy Father for […]

Hope for the Migrants – Hope for the Church: Exploring a Pastoral Response Speech by Fr Alan Hilliard, Director of the Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants at Conference in the Western Theological Institute

PRESS RELEASE 28 SEPTEMBER 2006 HOPE FOR THE MIGRANTS – HOPE FOR THE CHURCH EXPLORING A PASTORAL RESPONSE SPEECH BY FR ALAN HILLIARD, DIRECTOR OF THE IRISH EPISCOPAL COMMISSION FOR EMIGRANTS AT CONFERENCE IN THE WESTERN THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE Lessons learnt from Irish emigration on the subject of migration in general: * Migration is essentially a […]

Papal ceremonies for Christmas 2006

PRESS RELEASE 25 SEPTEMBER 2006 PAPAL CEREMONIES FOR CHRISTMAS 2006  The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has outlined the following broadcasting arrangements regarding the Papal ceremonies for Christmas 2006. 1) Sunday, December 24, 2006, Christmas Eve, 22:55 – 00:50 hours UTC (GMT) Midnight Mass, presided over by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s […]

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