Archive | News archive 2006

Bishop Donal McKeown homily for RTE Christmas Day Mass in Sydney

PRESS RELEASE 25TH DECEMBER 2006 RTÉ Christmas Day Mass – 25th December 2006 Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney, Australia Bishop Donal McKeown Introduction:I’ve always wanted to come to Australia and – on my first visit here – it is a great pleasure to welcome you to this celebration today. I greet you who are here […]

Four Church Leaders (Ireland) – Church Leaders Meet [Northern Ireland] Minister to Discuss Sexual Orientation Regulations

PRESS RELEASE 20TH DECEMBER 2006 FOUR CHURCH LEADERS (IRELAND) CHURCH LEADERS MEET [NORTHERN IRELAND] MINISTER TO DISCUSS SEXUAL ORIENTATION REGULATIONS  Senior Church Representatives from the Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland and Methodist denominations met with [the Northern Ireland] Minister of State Mr David Hanson yesterday, Tuesday 19 December, to discuss the Sexual Orientation Regulations […]

Joint Christmas Message of the Bishops of Clogher 2006

PRESS RELEASE 18TH DECEMBER 2006 JOINT CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOPS OF CLOGHER 2006  The widespread tradition that Jesus was born in winter is a very ancient one and carries with it a profound message. Winter is a cold dark time, a time when we depend on artificial heat and light and, more significantly, on […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin – Condemnation of Violence

PRESS RELEASE 14TH DECEMBER 2006 STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN CONDEMNATION OF VIOLENCE  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin – in a statement issued in response to the horrific violence of the last few days in Dublin – today said that “Human life is sacred.  Those who disregard human life must face the judgment of God.  If those […]

December 2006 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

PRESS RELEASE 7 DECEMBER 2006 DECEMBER GENERAL MEETING OF THE IRISH BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE  The Age of Consent Violence in Society The Permanent Diaconate Towards a Creative Response to Infertility Trafficking of Women  The following statement has been issued after the December General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference in Maynooth.  If you require further comment […]

Bishops concerned at Government education proposals for Northern Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 6TH DECEMBER 2006 CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONCERNED AT GOVERNMENT EDUCATION PROPOSALS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND  “We feel compelled to say that we cannot in conscience commend these proposals to parents, teachers and all involved in Catholic education.” – Catholic Bishops of Northern IrelandThe Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland at their December meeting considered the draft […]

Bishop John Magee calls on Greencore to honour redundancy agreement

PRESS RELEASE 5TH DECEMBER 2006 BISHOP JOHN MAGEE CALLS ON GREENCORE TO HONOUR ITS REDUNDANCY AGREEMENT  The Bishop of Cloyne, Dr John Magee, has called on Greencore to pay redundancy to its former workers according to the agreement it entered into in 2004. In a statement issued from the Cloyne Diocesan Office, Bishop Magee said […]

Bishop William Lee launches five year pastoral plan for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore

PRESS RELEASE 23RD NOVEMBER 2006 BISHOP WILLIAM LEE LAUNCHES FIVE-YEAR PASTORAL PLAN FOR THE DIOCESE OF WATERFORD AND LISMORE “The Pastoral Plan is neither a beginning or an end, but rather part of an ongoing process of renewal in the diocese” – Bishop Lee The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Dr William Lee launched a […]

Archbishop Martin calls for single mindedness in ensuring new children’s hospital will be best for the children of Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 19TH NOVEMBER 2006 ARCHBISHOP MARTIN CALLS FOR SINGLE-MINDEDNESS IN ENSURING NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WILL BE BEST FOR THE CHILDREN OF IRELAND  Archbishop Martin hopes that the plan for a new children’s hospital will be moved forward with single-mindedness putting aside questions of personal and institutional interest, to attain what is best for the […]

Bishop Michael Smith visits Tsunami projects in South East Asia supported by the Diocese of Meath

PRESS RELEASE 17TH NOVEMBER 2006 BISHOP MICHAEL SMITH VISITS TSUNAMI PROJECTS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA SUPPORTED BY THE DIOCESE OF MEATH  Bishop Michael Smith will visit areas of South East Asia from 19th – 28th Novemberto review projects sponsored by the Diocese of Meath after the devastating Tsunami of 26 December 2004.  Bishop Smith has […]

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