Archive | News archive 2010

Information Notice – Cancellation of Winter General Meeting of Bishops’ Conference 6-7 December

Information Notice – Cancellation of Winter General Meeting of the Bishops’ Conference Mass and reception on Monday 6 December also cancelled Due to weather conditions, the 2010 Winter General Meeting of the Bishops’ Conference, scheduled to take place in Maynooth on 6-7 December, has been cancelled. The Mass and reception scheduled for Monday 6 December […]

Crosscare hot meals and homeless services extended

PRESS RELEASE2 December 2010 Crosscare hot meals and homeless services extended Crosscare staff and volunteers are working hard to provide essential services to those most in need in Dublin during this cold weather and have increased the number of hot meals available and extended opening hours in their homeless shelters. Their three food centres based […]

Addresses by Bishop Noel Treanor and Mr Cormac Wilson, at launch of ‘Challenging Poverty in Northern Ireland’

PRESS RELEASE 1 December 2010 Addresses by Bishop Noel Treanor and Mr Cormac Wilson, at launch of Challenging Poverty in Northern Ireland, Belfast City Hall Let me take this opportunity to appeal for a new mobilisation of voluntary participation to tackle poverty in our society – Bishop Treanor   I am appealing to you today […]

Prison Chaplains attack inhumane conditions behind prison walls

PRESS RELEASE29 November 2010 Prison Chaplains attack inhumane conditions behind prison walls Prison chaplains have produced another grim report on conditions in the country’s prisons, saying violence and drug use continues to escalate in prisons and overcrowding is adding to inhumane conditions. The report says “conditions in many of our prisons are an insult to […]

Homily of Cardinal Sean Brady for the Extraordinary Prayer Vigil for unborn human life and Mass for the induction of Father Padraig Keenan as Parish Priest of Blackrock and Haggardstown

PRESS RELEASE 27 November 2010 Homily of Cardinal Sean Brady for the Extraordinary Prayer Vigil for unborn human life and Mass for the induction of Father Padraig Keenan as Parish Priest of Blackrock and Haggardstown, Church of St Oliver Plunkett Blackrock, Co Louth “In certain parts of Europe one in four pregnancies ends in abortion. […]

Statement of Archbishop Michael Neary on the retirement of Bishop Richard Henderson, Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry to take up a new post in the diocese of Carlisle, Church of England

PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2010 Statement of Archbishop Michael Neary on the retirement of Bishop Richard Henderson, Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry to take up a new post in the diocese of Carlisle, Church of England Since 1998, we here in Ireland have been privileged to know and work closely with […]

Bishops to celebrate First Sunday of Advent by thanking God for gift of human life

PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2010 Bishops to celebrate First Sunday of Advent by thanking God for gift of human life The period in which we prepare for Christmas is an appropriate time to invoke divine protection on every human being called into existence, and to thank God for the gift of life we received from […]

Archbishop says solidarity is needed in current crisis

PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2010 Archbishop says solidarity is needed in current crisis The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has said Irish society needs solidarity of purpose in the current crisis. The Archbishop said if the country is to move forward we need not just negativity, but a renewed sense of national purpose. Speaking at […]

Bishops publish new resource leaflet on Friday Penance

PRESS RELEASE 25 November 2010 Bishops publish new resource leaflet on Friday Penance The link between Friday and penance is extremely ancient and is even reflected in the Irish word for Friday – An Aoine (the fast) In his Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Ireland Pope Benedict XVI suggested a number of initiatives to […]

People of Barntown Curacy asked to pray for Ireland as it journeys through the current economic crisis

PRESS RELEASE 21 November 2010 People of Barntown Curacy asked to pray for Ireland as it journeys through the current economic crisis At the 11am Mass (today) in Barntown Church, Co. Wexford, (Ferns diocese) the parishioners were asked to pray for Ireland as it journeys through the current ecenomic downturn. The prayer was posted also […]

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