Archive | News archive 2016

Funeral arrangements for the late Bishop Gerard Clifford RIP

Please see below Funeral arrangements for the Most Reverend Gerard Clifford RIP, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Armagh: Reception of Remains: Today, Tuesday 13 December to Saint Patrick’s Church, Dundalk, at 7.15pm, followed by Mass at 7.30pm.  Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland will preside at this evening’s Mass.  Canon James […]

Statement by the Co-Chairs of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting (IICM) on the death of Bishop Gerard Clifford

  The Co-Chairs of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting (IICM) have released the following statement on the death of Bishop Gerard Clifford RIP, who was a long-term member of the IICM and its associated committees: “With great sadness we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Bishop Gerard Clifford, and to Archbishop Eamon Martin and […]

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin on the death of Bishop Gerard Clifford RIP

Together with Cardinal Séan Brady, my fellow bishops and the people, clergy and religious of the Archdiocese of Armagh I am deeply saddened to hear of the death today in Dublin, of my dear episcopal colleague and friend Bishop Gerard Clifford. We have always held Bishop Gerry in great affection and esteem. He was a […]

Rev Damien Nejad is ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Raphoe

Most Rev Philip Boyce, O.C.D., Bishop of Raphoe ordained to the Priesthood Father Damien Nejad, a native of Glasgow whose mother comes from Annagry. The Cathedral of Saints Eunan and Columba was filled with family and friends of the new priest for the nearly two hour ceremony.  Also in attendance were over 50 priests from […]

“Two Lives, One Love” – submission to the Citizens’ Assembly by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Please see below key points from the submission of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of the Eighth Amendment.  The full text, which follows, was submitted to the Citizens’ Assembly earlier today and will be made available in parishes in the coming weeks: The Constitution celebrates the equality of […]

Statement of the Winter 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Please see below issues that were discussed during the Winter 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference which concluded today in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth: The Christmas Crib Prayer to the Holy Family and the launch of the official logo for the World Meeting of Families 2018 Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin speaking notes for ‘Growing Up In Between – a conversation about parish and diocese’ – The Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Co Derry

Every year the diocese of Derry issues a directory listing all the priests of the diocese. It was with a sense of loss that I discovered in the January 2014 edition that, having moved to Armagh, I was no longer counted among the priests of Derry. It wasn’t that I hadn’t settled in Armagh, or […]

Holy See Press Office reports on Pope Francis’ audience with Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Holy Father Francis today received in audience the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, His Excellency Mr. Enda Kenny, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States. The cordial discussions evoked the historic bond between the Holy See […]

Archbishop of Dublin comments on Taoiseach’s meeting with Pope Francis

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he was very pleased to hear that Pope Francis told Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning that he hopes to visit Ireland for a short visit for the World Meeting of Families in 2018.  He said it confirms the importance of the World Meeting for the Church in Ireland and around the […]

Address by Bishop John McAreavey at the launch of Aid to the Church in Need’s Religious Freedom in the World Report 2016

“I’d like to welcome you all to the Diocese of Dromore for the launch of the ‘Religious Freedom in the World’ Report 2016. I would like to begin with the words of Father Jacques Mourad, a Syriac-Catholic priest who was held by ISIS for five months. Father Mourad states in the foreword to this report […]

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