Archive | News archive 2008

Archdiocese of Dublin publishes Child Protection Update

PRESS RELEASE7 November 2008 Archdiocese of Dublin publishes Child Protection Update It has been the practice of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to put on the public record updates of statistics concerning allegations of child sexual abuse made against, or suspicions raised concerning, priests of the Archdiocese, or priests from Religious Congregations or other Dioceses who have […]

Cardinal Seán Brady presentation to the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Ireland’s Future in the European Union

PRESS RELEASE 5 November 2008 Opening Presentation to the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Ireland’s Future in the European Union by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh I would like to thank you Chairman and members of the Sub-Committee for your kind invitation to be here this morning. I welcome this opportunity to join with you in […]

Cardinal Seán Brady addresses Céifin Conference on family

PRESS RELEASE 4 November 2008 “The Family as the Foundation of Society” Address by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland at the Céifin Conference, Ennis, Co Clare The prospect of a married couple establishing a happy, loving and stable family home in Ireland today has never been greater. Our challenge […]

Cardinal Brady launches Diocesan Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Armagh

PRESS RELEASE 3 November 2008 Cardinal Brady launches Diocesan Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Armagh “Strengthening Parishes in the 21st Century” Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, launched the Diocesan Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Armagh at a press conference today. Please see press release below detailing this […]

Papal Ceremonies for Christmas 2008 and World Day of Peace 2009

PRESS RELEASE 30 October 2008 Papal Ceremonies for Christmas 2008 and World Day of Peace 2009 The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has outlined the following broadcasting arrangements regarding the Papal ceremonies for Christmas 2008 and World Day of Peace 2009. Broadcast: 1. Wednesday, 24 December 2008, Christmas Eve, 22:55 – 00:35 UTC/GMT      Midnight Mass […]

Archbishop Dermot Clifford statement concerning UCC Board decision regarding research on embryonic stem cells

PRESS RELEASE 28 October 2008 Statement on behalf of Archbishop Dermot Clifford concerning the decision of the UCC Board of Governors regarding facilitating research on embryonic stem cells Archbishop Clifford, as a member of the Governing Body of UCC, informed the Board of Governors of the Catholic Church’s teaching on stem cell research and the […]

Bishops and CORI joint statement on the Budget and education provision

PRESS RELEASE 26 October 2008 Bishops and CORI joint statement on the Budget and education provision “The educational outcome for our young people is in direct proportion to the support we give those who teach in our schools and those who manage them.” The Irish Bishops’ Commission for Education and the Education Desk of the […]

Sermon of Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns, at the annual Opera Festival Mass

PRESS RELEASE26 October 2008 Sermon of Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns, at the annual Opera Festival Mass Rowe Street, Wexford, at 11.15am on Sunday 26 October 2008 “As Patron of Catholic Primary Schools in the Diocese, I ask them to look again at how the Budget will affect the quality of our children’s education, […]

Archbishop Dermot Clifford opens inaugural Church research conference

PRESS RELEASE 22 October 2008 Archbishop Clifford opening remarks as keynote speaker at the inaugural conference Researching in the Church in Ireland organised by the Bishops’ Council for Research and Development As far as I am aware, this is the first time a gathering like this has been brought together by the Council for Research […]

Church Leaders ask MPs to vote against abortion amendment

PRESS RELEASE 20 October 2008 Church Leaders ask MPs to vote against abortion amendment Church Leaders issue joint letter to all MPs The leaders of the four main churches in Ireland have asked all Westminster MPs to vote against a proposed amendment to the human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill due to be debated in the […]

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