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Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore retires on health grounds

“Bishop Leo has worked untiringly with many others to bring the various stakeholders within the Catholic educational sector into dialogue, and promoted increased co-operation and collaboration.”

2018.12.31.

Veritas to close three shops

The Catholic bookseller will focus on online sales, which were up 52 per cent this year.

2018.12.01.

Irish bishops to comment on right to conscientious objection to abortion

Referring to the referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution of Ireland, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference stated that the law is "largely obsolete”, but that the promotion of freedom of religion and conscience greatly enriches the social fabric of a country.

2018.10.04.

Bishops to set up new Council for Life

“It is essential for us as a Church which cares passionately about the gift of life, and wants to support both mothers and their unborn children, to seek better ways of responding to this new and very challenging reality.”

2018.06.14.

Pope Francis to visit Ireland

We are deeply honoured that Pope Francis will come to our country to participate in this universal Church celebration of faith and joy, as well as of the contemporary challenges which face families. - Irish Bishops

2018.03.21.

Supreme Court decision clears way for referendum

This ruling makes the forthcoming referendum more important than ever, according to the Iona Institute, which said that the Eighth Amendment is now the “only constitutional protection” that children have before birth.

2018.03.08.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

A native of Craughwell, and a priest of longstanding, dedicated service in the diocese of Galway, is returning to his roots - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.12.11.

Bishops visit Government Buildings for bilateral meeting

“We had a constructive discussion with the Taoiseach and his ministers and we focused on issues which are fundamental to sustaining the common good of Irish life” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.09.04.

Families of Irish prisoners abroad suffer says chaplain

“Because of the situation at the moment and the lack of action [on this issue] many prisoners and their families are living lives of quiet desperation,” said Fr Gerry McFlynn.

2017.07.20.

Families Matter in advance of world meeting

It has made me stop and think as a parent how to best live out the gospel.

2017.04.20.

Irish bishops set off to meet Pope in Rome

Twenty-nine men representing twenty-six dioceses begin their five-yearly pilgrimage to Rome this weekend.

2017.01.14.

Call by Bishop Brennan to stop human trafficking

Annual profits generated from trafficking in humans are as high as $32 billion (€29.1 billion) as 2.4 million people are trafficked globally.

2016.10.26.

Irish Church marks World Day of Prayer for Creation

“It demonstrates to our elected representatives that protection of creation is important to us” - Bishop John McAreavey.

2015.09.01.

Bishops welcome mother and baby Inquiry

Terms of reference to include mortality rates, burial practices, forced adoption and clinical trials.

2014.06.11.

Irish Church urged to pray for peace in Holy Land

Pope hosts “unprecedented prayer initiative” for two Middle Eastern leaders and Patriarch.

2014.06.08.

Govt cuts force ACCORD to make four staff redundant

Bishop Jones expresses regret as cuts to Family Support Agency grants blamed.

2013.12.20.
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