"The pandemic's effects are very particularly felt amongst the most vulnerable in society," says ACCORD NI regional director Deirdre O'Rawe.
"To be a priest, you need to spend seven years in the seminary, so what about being a husband, a wife, a mother or a father? Just twenty hours?” commented the Bishop of Bilbao.
Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life addresses international delegates in Ireland for WMOF2018 preparatory meeting.
Pope Francis is challenging us to see a preparation course as merely one part of a programme that ultimately needs to be parish-based: Accord president Bishop Denis Nulty.
Bishop Denis Nulty, president of Accord, will release the Catholic Marriage Care Service’s 2016 figures for marriage preparation and marriage and relationship counselling.
Dr Kevin Doran hits out at banks for pushing families into homelessness and contributing to the pressure on marriages.
Irish Church may “look at the way we do marriage preparation and to what extent our families are involved in preparing new families for marriage” - Primate.
The bishops are to set up a special review group to examine how best the Church can continue to support marriage and family life in Ireland.
The sacrament of marriage is a sacrament given for the building up of the Church.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin urges every parish and organisation concerned with the future of Christian marriage to take part in conversation.