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ACP appeals to bishops to dialogue over crisis in Irish Church

“This is not a time for wringing our hands in frustration or for sitting on our hands in despair. We need to talk. We need to work together. We need to stop deferring decisions that need to be made now.”

2018.11.20.

Story of Irish Mother and Baby Homes is appalling, says Bishops’ Conference

The way forward is to seek the truth, to reveal and address the damage of the past and to ensure that mothers and children are cherished and respected and never stigmatised again.

2017.03.09.

The truly compassionate choice is never easy, bishops tell Citizens’ Assembly

It is strange that in a culture that values individual rights, the most fundamental personal right of all – the right to life – is increasingly being questioned and denied.

2017.03.06.

Two lives, one love: bishops speak for Eighth Amendment

There is no such thing as a human life without value. The deletion or amendment of Article 40.3.3, would serve no purpose other than to withdraw the right to life from some categories of unborn children.

2016.12.12.

Bishops recall Ad Gentes in mission month

Ad Gentes “Put the missionary agenda firmly at the heart of the life of the Church” - Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA.

2015.10.03.

CSTV to live stream Bill O’Herlihy’s funeral

High profile broadcaster described Vatican's treatment of Fr Tony Flannery as an "outrageous injustice".

2015.05.28.

Synod without married laity will lack authority: ACI

"Priests who left the Church to marry should be invited back and would bring the experience of marriage to their ministry."

2015.05.27.

ACI set to hold open forum on the family

Parishes and lay groups adapt Lineamenta of the 2014 Synod of the Family and questions and send outcomes to Rome.

2015.03.10.

Bishop calls for prayer on Feast of the Holy Family

"Church must always offer a place of welcome to families in all circumstances, especially to those who find themselves in difficulties."

2014.12.28.

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.

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.

ACP criticises failure to publish survey findings

"Secretive approach confirms need for Irish Catholic Church to learn value of transparency.”

2014.02.16.

Priest calls on bishops to open talks with ACP

“The days of fear, of secrecy, of oppression are happily in the past."

2014.02.09.

Bishops’ online Advent calendar proving popular

Positive feedback and 5,000 hits in just twelve days.

2013.12.13.

Relics of St Anthony to visit Ireland and the UK

Relics will visit Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast between 17 and 24 October.

2013.09.11.

Death of former press secretary to Irish Bishops

Jim Cantwell oversaw John Paul II's visit to Ireland during 25 years as press director.

2013.08.23.
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