Addiction Conference Response

Posted on 29. Oct, 2008, in Addiction, Church Teachings, DrugsNo Comments

The Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative (IBDI) recently held its first national conference in Maynooth.  The theme of the Conference was– ‘Alcohol, Drugs – Parishes Respond.’   In welcoming the delegates Bishop Eamonn Walsh said “…our initiative combines the spiritual with the practical so that our responses will address the whole person: body, mind and spirit.”

Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor was the guest speaker and he said “…here the Church addresses a tragic and disquieting element of contemporary life and empowers parish communities to respond to an evil which often seems to defy response.”   John Taffee, Co-ordinator of the Initiative told Eileen Good about the response of those at the Conference.

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