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Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference discusses refugees, homelessness and Advent

"We encourage all Catholics to make time during the season of Advent to celebrate and receive the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

2019.12.06.

We need to challenge throwaway attitude towards the elderly, warns Bishop of Elphin

“A society that has no room for the elderly or discards them because they create problems has a deadly virus.”

2019.09.09.

VIDEO – BLOC: An Sagart Óg and Creideamh

The young priest. Religion. Credits: BLOC

2019.08.01.

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.

Bishops issue statement on divorce referendum

“It is imperative that we continue to work together to promote marriage and family.”

2019.05.19.

10,000 set to take part in Galway Cathedral’s annual novena

A team of 12 Redemptorists will preach on the theme 'the Joy of Love and Family Life Today’ from 18 to 26 February.

2019.02.13.

Is it a good idea to hide rows from children as Pope advises?

Children will be aware of tensions between parents but "it’s better not to have rancorous and fractious conflict in front of them because they’ll be upset by it".

2019.01.20.

Young people tell Synod they want a more candid dialogue with Church

"A substantial number of young people do not ask the Church for anything because they do not see it as significant for their lives."

2019.01.12.

The Pope Video – December 2018 – In the service of the transmission of faith

"For those who are involved in the service and transmission of faith..."

2018.12.19.

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.

Family comes first for new Christmas stamps

An Post held an online survey earlier this year to find out what Irish people wanted to see on the annual Christmas stamp collection.

2018.11.18.

The Pope Video – November 2018 – In the Service of Peace

"We all want peace. It is desired above all by those who suffer its absence".

2018.11.07.

COMECE issues new reflection on the future of work

“The spread and use of new technologies has increased autonomy, but for many it has also led to an intensification of work, shrinking the space for life in family and society.”

2018.11.06.

The Pope Video – October 2018 – The Mission of Religious

Pope Francis: "Religious, with their prayer, poverty, and patience, are essential to the Church’s mission".

2018.10.18.

The Pope Video – October 2018 – #PrayForTheChurch

Pope Francis: "I renew the invitation to everyone to pray the Rosary every day in October..."

2018.10.10.

The Pope Video – September 2018 – Young People in Africa

Pope Francis: "...If young people don't have the possibility of education, what future can they have?"

2018.09.05.

Find new pathways, Pope tells Irish bishops

"Genuine religious formation needs joyful teachers who can shape not only minds but also hearts in the love of Christ and in the practice of prayer." - Pope Francis

2018.08.27.

Art of the family and art for the family at WMOF2018

Religious art suitable for display in the family home features in the WMOF2018 exhibition organised by the Committee for Sacred Art and Architecture of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

2018.08.24.

VIDEO: Pope in Ireland ahead of his visit – WMOF 2018

Pope Francis: ‘I’m excited to return to Ireland’

2018.08.22.

No decision by government on fast tracking divorce referendum

Plan to run referendum on women in the home clause of Constitution in October remains in place, but in practice time frame may be too tight.

2018.07.27.

Pope’s Mass in Phoenix Park booked out

Half a million free tickets for closing Mass of WMOF2018 snapped up in less than two weeks.

2018.07.10.

Lone parents forced into work by policy changes actually lost income

Lone parents forced to take up work by changes to the One Parent Family Payment actually suffered a fall in income, a new study shows. The report, from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), finds the changes, which were introduced by former Tánaiste Joan Burton in 2011, resulted in employed lone parents who had been

2018.07.06.

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.

Funeral Mass for Bishop Christy Jones takes place in Sligo today

"Bishop Christy discharged his ministry at a time of seismic and rapid change both in civil society and in the church family."

2018.05.22.

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.

WMoF2018 milestone as 2,500th volunteer registers

Secretary General of WMOF2018, Fr Timothy Bartlett, delighted at having reached milestone in volunteering numbers, but thousands more volunteers needed.

2018.05.02.

“Family is something that touches every aspect of our daily lives”

Parish community and clergy pay tribute to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for his inspirational leadership and his role in WMoF2018.

2018.04.10.

Bishop notes people’s value and appreciation of their priests

“As a diocese, as a faith family, we have so much this Chrism Night to give thanks for; our priests and the witness they give, sometimes at a cost to their own health and mental well-being” - Bishop Denis Nulty.

2018.03.27.

The Papal visit will strengthen, comfort and challenge us

Pope Francis comes to challenge us all to be with those families that struggle and fail, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in Palm Sunday homily.

2018.03.26.
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