Archive | News archive 2011

Statement by Bishop Leo O’Reilly on child safeguarding in the Diocese of Kilmore

“In reply to a media query concerning a priest asked to stand aside from ministry in the diocese of Kilmore due to child safeguarding complaints, I should point out that these are the subject of both criminal investigation and legal proceedings and I am in a position to comment only in a general way on what is a complex individual case.”

Candlelit Messiah in Pro Cathedral

Candlelit Messiah in Pro Cathedral A very special Christmas Week Candlelit performance of Handel’s Messiah will be held in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin next week – just five days before Christmas on Tuesday night next (December 20th 8pm) The Messiah became Handel’s best known work and without doubt one of the most popular […]

Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Clogher 2011

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said “Don’t be afraid. I bring you good news.” Luke 2:8-10

Irish Church leaders to meet with Minister for Welfare Reform Lord David Freud

Today Monday 12 December, the leaders of the four largest Irish Churches will travel together to London to express their ‘grave concern’ over the impact of proposed welfare reforms on the most vulnerable in Northern Ireland.

Winter 2011 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

The Winter General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Maynooth.  Bishops are available for media comment by contacting the Catholic Communications Office.  The following issues were discussed at the Bishops’ Conference: Appointment of the new Apostolic Nuncio, Monsignor Charles Brown Advent and the Sacrament of Reconciliation A Bible in every home […]

Ian Elliott discusses recent diocesan audits

Ian Elliott, CEO of the NBSCCC, comments on the audits released by six dioceses in regard to their safeguarding practices.

Veritas Moving Crib to Open tomorrow

Veritas, Ireland’s leading religious publisher and retailer, will unveil their annual moving crib at their flagship store on Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, at 11.00am tomorrow, Wednesday, 7 December, ahead of the popular Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday 8 December.

Kids asked to say a very special thanks to teachers this Christmas

Crosscare is asking parents and children not to buy the usual gifts of candles, sweets and flowers for teachers this Christmas, but rather to make a donation to them instead. In return, children can download a specially designed Thank You Teacher Card from their website and add their own personal message.

Papal Ceremonies for Christmas 2011

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has published the broadcasting arrangements regarding the Papal ceremonies for Christmas 2011 and World Day of Peace 2012.

Cardinal Brady’s statement to RTÉ Radio 1’s This Week reiterating his public apology to survivors of abuse

Cardinal Brady takes this opportunity given by RTÉ today to express once again his deep sorrow to all those who were abused as children, their families and to all people who feel rightly outraged and let down by the Catholic Church’s failure of moral leadership and accountability.

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