Archive | News archive 2011

Reflections on the recent meetings on pastoral planning and financial support in the Archdiocese of Dublin

Archbishop Martin: In the months of November and December we held meetings in each of the five pastoral areas of the Archdiocese of Dublin looking at some aspects of future pastoral planning and at the financial situation in parishes and in the diocese.

ACCORD calls on Minister Fitzgerald to retain funding at 2011 levels

In its pre-budget message to Minister Frances Fitzgerald, ACCORD, the Catholic Counselling agency, has asked that government funding for the agency be retained at 2011 levels or that cuts deemed necessary by the Minister be minimal.

Words of condolence of Archbishop Michael Neary on the death of Mrs Eithne Kenny, RIP

Words of condolence of Archbishop Michael Neary on the death of Mrs Eithne Kenny, RIP, mother of An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD.

Address by Bishop Noel Treanor at annual joint meeting of the CJP and NICCOSA

“As we approach the second anniversary of the publication of the Murphy Report, I want to acknowledge the impact of the findings of such reports on the wider Church community … It is also important to state that as bishops, as human beings, we too know and experience that anger, that disappointment, that bewilderment and pain in our struggle to provide listening and leadership through this time of enormous challenge” – Bishop Treanor

Pope Benedict XVI appoints Monsignor Charles Brown as new Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

Today the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed the Right Reverend Monsignor Charles John Brown as the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. Please see a summary of the ministry of Monsignor Brown.

Monsignor Eamon Martin elected new Diocesan Administrator for Diocese of Derry

Press Statement of Monsignor Eamon Martin on his election as Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Derry Following the retirement of Bishop Séamus Hegarty as Bishop of Derry, the Diocesan College of Consultors met today and elected Mgr Eamon Martin as Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Derry. On accepting election, Mgr. Eamon Martin said: […]

Parishes to celebrate Mass using the new translation of the Missal

The new Missal enables us to come to a deeper understanding of the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of the life of the Church – Bishop McAreavey

Family Prayer Resources for Advent and Christmas

The Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference has produced some resources for Advent and Christmas for use in homes and parishes. The resources comprise a leaflet of blessings and prayers for use during Advent and Christmas.

Cardinal Brady’s message on the resignation of Bishop Hegarty

“I thank Bishop Hegarty for his faithful and generous service as bishop, first, of the diocese of Raphoe and more recently of Derry, for almost thirty years during what has been a very challenging period in the history of the Church.”

Statement of Bishop Séamus Hegarty on the acceptance of his resignation as Bishop of Derry

“I would ask for prayers that the Holy Spirit may guide the selection of the new Bishop of Derry. On a personal level, I would entrust my health to the prayers of the people of the diocese.”

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