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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.

Christmas messages focus on homeless crisis and direct provision

“Christmas asks of us that we turn from singing carols to raising our voices to ensure the voices of the vulnerable are heard and their needs recognised” - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2017.12.19.

New WMF2018 icon to visit all 26 dioceses

The icon, which was written by Mihai Cucu, will be accompanied by petition boxes, and contemplative communities around Ireland have agreed to take petitions collected from families and to pray for them during the coming year.

2017.08.22.

Irish nun among Gazan Catholics greeted by Cardinal Nichols

President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales praises “witness and strength” of small Catholic community of 170 people out of a total population of 1.8 million.

2016.11.09.

‘All families include imperfect relationships’

"I heard figures recently suggesting that the average 16 year old in Great Britain is more likely to have a iPhone at home than their dad" - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.12.30.

Remembrance service for victims of Paris attacks

Archbishop Michael Jackson calls for "courage in a time of fragility” in his reflection on the impact of the terror attacks one month on.

2015.12.14.

The Holy Family were refugees in Egypt: Bishop

“Once again the ugly consequences of war have caused multitudes of good people to take great risks as they seek refuge in foreign lands.”

2015.09.13.

Serving the family is one of Church’s essential duties

On the feast of the Holy Family, Archbishop Neary suggests that “An awareness of the beauty of marital love must be constantly renewed and safe-guarded."

2014.12.29.

Pope Francis prays for missing Air Asia passengers

On the feast of the Holy Family, Pontiff urges all to pray for families facing difficulties and who lack unity.

2014.12.29.

Referendum is on the meaning of marriage: Bishop

In his Christmas message, Bishop Kevin Doran says the equal dignity of every person is beyond doubt.

2014.12.23.

Many children haven’t even a cave like Jesus’ to live in

Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, appeals on behalf of the people of Gaza.

2014.12.23.

Refugees and the elderly are outcasts warns Pope

The elderly may be "hidden exiles" who are marginalised and treated as burdens within their own families.

2013.12.30.

Welcome Holy Family Troika urges Bishop Leahy

"We easily forget how deeply the narrative of Jesus, Mary and Joseph has shaped Ireland and Europe."

2013.12.25.

Pope Francis appeals on behalf of homeless families

“Family and home go together.”

2013.12.23.
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