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Amoris Laetitia

Family publication launched at Winter meeting of Bishops’ Conference

We have talked at length about how the Church can support couples in preparing for marriage as well as at various stages during their married lives; how the Church can help families to embrace hope even in the face of adversity – Bishop Kevin Doran.

2018.12.06.

Back-to-school message from the Pope

Pope Francis reveals he was not always a model schoolboy.

2018.09.09.

Reflecting on Pope Francis’ visit to WMOF in Ireland

A day of rich celebration for the Catholic faithful. We were very proud of our Catholic identity together – Portlaoise parish.

2018.08.30.

Bishop laments damage pornography does to the young

Good quality Catholic-inspired programme for Relationships and Sexuality Education sought by Bishops Nulty and Doran.

2018.08.07.

WMOF2018 already setting new records

"We have the highest number of individuals registered of any World Meeting of Families with just over 30,000” WMOF2018 Secretary General, Fr Timothy Bartlett has highlighted.

2018.06.12.

Pope Francis will recite the Angelus at Knock on 26 August

Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.

2018.06.12.

Primate calls for review of relationship and sexuality education in RC schools

“Catholic schools should seek to promote a positive self-image and attitude to our bodies, an appreciation of the gift of sexuality,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.05.04.

Palliative care not euthanasia is the answer: Cardinal Eijk

“Many people fear social suffering because most people who are suffering in an incurable way lose their friends as people do not visit them any more. That is the most severe thing for them.”

2018.04.17.

Pope to receive WMOF2018 ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ today

Papal visit to Ireland expected to be confirmed as two Irish families set to meet the Pontiff at general audience today.

2018.03.21.

More couples attend ACCORD pre-marriage courses

“From strong marriages come strong families, and from strong families comes a strong society,” - Bishop Nulty

2018.02.14.

WMOF2018 Christmas Cards at Masses today and tomorrow

The Icon card includes the official WMOF2018 prayer and is designed so that it can be set up on the mantelpiece and used throughout the year or used as the prayer before the family sits down to Christmas dinner this year

2017.12.24.

Vatican’s Cardinal Farrell addresses 500 delegates on Amoris Laetitia

“Go and read the entire document and don’t start with the footnotes or chapter 8, start at chapter 1 and read through the entire document.”

2017.10.04.

WMF2018 is a call to renew the Church – Archbishop Martin

Thousands pour into Knock as countdown to World Meeting of Families next year begins and preparatory programme is launched.

2017.08.22.

“There is still a yearning for family” – Cardinal Schönborn

Pope's close advisor tells ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference in Limerick that “Family is and will remain forever the basis of every society."

2017.07.15.

Schönborn: Church must listen to couples in a way it hasn’t before

“Having Cardinal Schönborn present [at Limerick conference] will be an opportunity to get the deepest insight yet in Ireland into the Pope’s new and more merciful direction on the family” – Jessie Rogers.

2017.07.12.

Pope replaces Cardinal Müller as CDF Prefect

Former head of doctrinal watchdog rejects suggestions that he was let go over his theological differences with Pope Francis, notably over Amoris Laetitia.

2017.07.04.

President Trump and family meet Pope Francis

“During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as the joint commitment in favour of life, and freedom of worship and conscience” – The Holy See Press Office.

2017.05.25.

Knock gathering looks ahead to WMF2018

It is “very important that we pray for the success of the World Meeting of Families – not as an event but as a moment of renewal of love especially within families” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.04.11.

National Collection for WMF2018 takes place on 1 and 2 April

“Obviously the World Meeting of Families is going to involve a huge expenditure and an enormous investment by the Irish Church but it is an investment in our future and not just an event over five or six days in August 2018.”

2017.03.28.

Accord to review programmes in light of Amoris Laetitia

Pope Francis is challenging us to see a preparation course as merely one part of a programme that ultimately needs to be parish-based: Accord president Bishop Denis Nulty.

2017.02.15.

Coming to Ireland for WMF2018 is Pope’s intention

Archbishop Martin recalls Pope telling him “There is something about the message of the synod and something about the difficulty Ireland has gone through that offers me an opportunity to say things I want to say about the family.”

2017.01.18.

A footnote in history – has Pope Francis gone too far?

The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak – Pope Francis.

2016.11.21.

Humanae Vitae was ‘prophetic’ scholars claim

Wijngaards Statement is based on a purely biological or physicalist understanding of sexuality that has long been surpassed, claims Irish theologian.

2016.09.24.

Bishop calls for serious review of marriage preparation

Dr Kevin Doran hits out at banks for pushing families into homelessness and contributing to the pressure on marriages.

2016.08.22.

Primate to lead Irish delegation to Iraq in November

Bishops concerned that process of taking in refugees seems to have slipped onto the back-burner of Irish politics.

2016.06.10.

Church leaders welcome WMoF announcement

The Pope has expressed his desire to attend and a visit by the Pope would bring great joy to Irish Catholics, but confirmation unlikely before the end of 2017.

2016.05.25.

Pope confirms date & theme for World Meeting of Families

9th World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin from 22 to 26 August 2018 with the theme ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’.

2016.05.24.

National collection for World Meeting of Families

This weekend’s collection will be followed by another national collection next year and a final one in 2018, all aimed at defraying some of the large costs involved.

2016.05.24.

Primate announces Rosary prayer initiative for May

“My intention is that across the Archdiocese as many young people as possible will learn to pray together a decade of the Rosary at 12 noon each day during the month of May.”

2016.04.30.

Irish clerical abuse survivor critical of Amoris Laetitia

Mark Vincent Healy disappointed that there is only one reference in Amoris Laetitia to the issue of the sexual abuse of children.

2016.04.16.
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