Archive | News archive 2013

Statement from the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly

“On behalf of the Diocese of Cashel & Emly I welcome this report of the National Board for Safeguarding Children and fully accept its recommendations. The majority of the recommendations have been implemented and the remainder will be completed as speedily as possible.”

Restoration of the great organ of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth

The great organ of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, has been completely restored.  The firm of Fratelli Ruffatti of Padua, Italy, was selected to do the work which took two years. The organ was dismantled in September 2011 and transported to Italy.  The rebuilt instrument returned in September 2013 and after extensive ‘voicing’ and ‘fine tuning’ is now fully ready for service. Today […]

Statement by Bishop John McAreavey on death of Nelson Mandela

Statement by Bishop John McAreavey on death of Nelson Mandela                                                        Bishop John McAreavey, Chair of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Episcopal Conference, issued the following statement on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela: “In death, as in life, Nelson Mandela has united and inspired people across the world. […]

Mandela – “extraordinary person and statesman” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Mandela – “extraordinary person and statesman” – Archbishop The Archbishop of Dublin has said Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary person and statesman. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was speaking as he opened a conference in Dublin on Christian- Muslim Dialogue earlier today. He met Nelson Mandela on a number of occasions, once, shortly after he was released […]

Winter 2013 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference concludes in Maynooth

The Winter General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in the Columba Centre of Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth in Co Kildare. The following issues were discussed by the bishops over their two day meeting. · Advent and the Sacrament of Reconciliation · Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (the Joy of the Gospel) […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches novel online Advent calendar to mark the Church’s New Year

 Archbishop Eamon Martin launches novel online Advent calendar to mark the Church’s New Year To mark the beginning of Advent yesterday, Archbishop Eamon Martin launched a specially commissioned Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ website www.catholicbishops.ie.  The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year. Archbishop Eamon […]

Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, first Sunday of Advent, Church of Saint Andrew, Westland Row, Dublin

Homily notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, for first Sunday of Advent, Church of Saint Andrew, Westland Row, Dublin “We celebrate the first Sunday of Advent and once again this year our Sunday celebration, of the Feast of Saint Andrew, patron of this Church, slips into the Advent season. The Gospel reading we have just heard […]

Bishop William Crean welcomes school patronage announcement for Midleton/Carrigtwohill area

Bishop William Crean welcomes school patronage announcement for Midleton/Carrigtwohill area Bishop William Crean has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Ruairi Quinn TD, that the application by the Diocese of Cloyne, in partnership with the Cork Education and Training Board (ETB), for a new post-primary school in the Midleton/Carrigtwohill area, […]

Bishop Brendan Kelly welcomes announcement of new post-primary schools

Bishop Brendan Kelly welcomes announcement of new post-primary schools The Council for Education of the Irish Episcopal Conference welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills Mr Ruairi Quinn TD of nine new post-primary schools. Bishop Brendan Kelly, chairman of the Council, said, “I wish to congratulate the Edmund Rice Schools Trust and […]

Address by Bishop Noel Treanor at the Funeral of Father Alec Reid CSsR

Address by Bishop Noel Treanor at the Funeral of Father Alec Reid CSsR Clonard Monastery I join today, together with the family of Father Alec Reid, his friends, church and public representatives, politicians and parishioners as we celebrate his funeral liturgy. With so many, we give thanks to God for a good and dedicated pastor who […]

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