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Don’t make it too easy to “check out” of marriage says Retrouvaille

More than three million voters eligible to vote today in referendum to remove regulation of divorce from Constitution and reduce waiting times.

2019.05.24.

Vote with Christian values in mind urges Bishop Doran

Bishop says it does not make any sense for Christians to vote for candidates or parties whose policies are at odds with Christian values.

2019.05.23.

Bishop Leahy regrets lack of discussion on the divorce referendum

It is important from a Christian faith perspective to vote but it would be a shame to just tick a box without first considering the social context and challenges that marriages face today.

2019.05.21.

Pope accused of heresy – but are his critics divorced from pastoral reality?

The Pontiff's accusers say that the words and actions of Pope Francis amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins.

2019.05.05.

Divorce referendum planned for May

What concerns me about the government proposal is not even [bringing] the four years down to two years. It is that they are going to take the waiting period out of the Constitution completely and leave it up to the Oireachtas – David Quinn, Iona Institute.

2019.03.29.

Knock Marriage Introductions maintains its attraction

But numbers of couples getting married are down, says chief matchmaker, Leona Connery.

2019.02.15.

New research links higher divorce rates to social class

According to the Iona Institute's analysis of Census 2016, 6 per cent of professional workers were separated or divorced compared with 18 per cent of unskilled workers.

2019.01.08.

More married people, but marriage in decline, says Iona

Census 2016 Households and Families report shows 9 per cent rise in separated and divorced in Ireland.

2017.08.04.

“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.

Tributes paid to Des Hanafin

Former senator who was co-founder of Pro Life Campaign acted “out of a deep personal conviction and went to great lengths to make his point without causing offence to others” – Cora Sherlock, PLC.

2017.06.24.

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.

Is your marriage a little stale? 

Retrouvaille weekend can 're-awaken' the initial love.

2016.09.17.

Actor Jeremy Irons backs Church on abortion

“In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin.”

2016.04.02.

Pope Francis baptises 26 babies in Sistine Chapel

In new book, Pontiff states “The Church does not exist to condemn people, but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy.”

2016.01.11.

‘Ireland is still marked by a very strong family culture’

Archbishop suggests it is too simplistic to infer that an authentic Christian culture of marriage has disappeared on the basis of the referendum.

2015.10.13.

Pope defends Church’s teaching on marriage

God’s dream for his creation is to see it fulfilled “in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self”.

2015.10.05.

Pope substantially reforms annulment process

“It will probably not help Catholics who are validly married and who unfortunately are in trouble with their relationship.”

2015.09.09.

Delaying marriage till after 32 increases divorce risk

US research shows optimum time to wed is between 28 and 32. Accord advises couples to work out the things "you don't want to let go of" before marrying.

2015.07.25.

Retrouvaille hears powerful forgiveness testimony

Couple who both spent time on death row for crimes they did not commit tell Retrouvaille leaders that "forgiveness is the only way, in marriage too."

2015.06.05.

“I ached for my father”: woman raised by lesbians

"Legalising gay marriage is a misguided way to show our love towards the gay community."

2015.05.03.

‘Ireland needs renewed sense of national purpose’

Archbishop of Dublin warns that healthy politics cannot be built on a culture of spin or a policy of just being against something.

2015.02.26.

Faithful urged to support day of prayer for Synod

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri says married couples will have a prominent role in the Synod.

2014.09.28.

Dale Ahlquist to lecture on GK Chesterton

The family is the basic unit of society; if the family falls apart, the whole of society will fall apart.

2014.03.24.

Bishops release general findings of Vatican survey

Church teaching is not realistic, compassionate or life-enhancing: Irish respondents.

2014.03.14.

Archbishop reveals some Vatican survey findings

Little attempt made to explain Church's teachings on marriage and the family.

2014.02.28.

CSO figures show fall in marriage rate in 2011

Fewer couples in Ireland getting married than in Britain and the US.

2013.10.01.

Dramatic rise in marital breakdown a cause of concern

Iona Institute report shows marital breakdown is up 500% since 1986.

2013.09.07.
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