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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.

Bishop Leahy regrets lack of discussion on the divorce referendum

It is important from a Christian faith perspective to vote but it would be a shame to just tick a box without first considering the social context and challenges that marriages face today.

2019.05.21.

Bishops issue statement on divorce referendum

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

2019.05.19.

Knock Marriage Introductions to close after 51 years

“It doesn’t in any way indicate a fall-off in the demand for Catholic marriages, but it does indicate a complete sea change with regard to how couples are meeting.”

2019.05.18.

Archbishop calls for help in vocations project

"I am very keen to encourage and nurture vocations to the priesthood from among our own young people, many of whom have strong faith and great gifts to offer our Church. How might this be done?” asks Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.05.12.

CSO statistics reveal fewer Catholic marriages in 2018

While the Roman Catholic ceremony was still the most popular choice among opposite-sex couples, the 2018 report shows that civil marriage ceremonies accounted for 62.8 per cent of same-sex marriages and 28.7 per cent of opposite-sex marriages.

2019.04.11.

Divorce referendum planned for May

What concerns me about the government proposal is not even [bringing] the four years down to two years. It is that they are going to take the waiting period out of the Constitution completely and leave it up to the Oireachtas – David Quinn, Iona Institute.

2019.03.29.

Marriage counsellors wanted as ACCORD launches recruitment drive

Marriage and families are today experiencing new and more complex challenges than ever before, says ACCORD executive Harry Casey.

2019.03.25.

Social media and finances cause difficulty in marriages – Accord

“The love of a married couple is a very special kind of love, a love that is life-giving, permanent and exclusive” – Bishop Denis Nulty.

2019.02.13.

“An extremely special experience”

Engaged and newly married couples pay tribute to Pope Francis’ words of encouragement and practical advice.

2018.08.28.

Bishop laments damage pornography does to the young

Good quality Catholic-inspired programme for Relationships and Sexuality Education sought by Bishops Nulty and Doran.

2018.08.07.

Four new deacons for Dublin

"The ministry of a deacon is a ministry of personal integrity." – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.06.04.

More couples attend ACCORD pre-marriage courses

“From strong marriages come strong families, and from strong families comes a strong society,” - Bishop Nulty

2018.02.14.

Do you want me to marry you?  Pope asks flight attendants

Pope Francis performs impromptu marriage ceremony at 36,000 feet over Chile."This is what’s missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage. I hope this motivates couples to marry," he tells couple.

2018.01.20.

Former BBC journalist to make her first profession today

Three years after Martina Purdy joined the Adoration Sisters in west Belfast, she will profess her vows along with former barrister, Sr Elaine of the Heart of Jesus Kelly.

2017.09.23.

More married people, but marriage in decline, says Iona

Census 2016 Households and Families report shows 9 per cent rise in separated and divorced in Ireland.

2017.08.04.

“There is still a yearning for family” – Cardinal Schönborn

Pope's close advisor tells ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference in Limerick that “Family is and will remain forever the basis of every society."

2017.07.15.

Irish missionary priest appeals over scandal of child brides

“It seems the male-dominated culture and religious mores are created by paedophiles to satisfy their sexual demands and desires. Such cultural and religious practices have to be outlawed and the laws implemented.”

2017.03.29.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church

“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”

2017.02.19.

Vouchers for love on Valentine’s Day!

World meeting of Families 2018 offers free ‘gift vouchers’ to help you make a gift of yourself and enrich your love on Saint Valentine’s Day (14 February) .

2017.02.12.

Founder of Culture of Life Africa to speak in Dublin

“The threat of the Culture of Death is now real and imminent ... in the form of population control measures being emphatically proposed, promoted and propagated from one nation to the next.”

2016.11.23.

Pope Francis warns of a global war on marriage

In canonising Louis and Zelie Martin together during the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis was sending a clear message that as husband and wife, mother and father, they lived a life of supreme holiness: Archbishop Martin.

2016.10.04.

Date nights are good for marriage say marriage counsellors

"It is critically important to etch out and plan for a time together so as to appreciate each other's company," advises Accord marriage counsellor.

2016.10.01.

Hundreds of Catholic scholars sign opposing statements on contraception

“We highlighted that the vast majority of acts of sexual intercourse do not have the biological capacity for procreation and so, contrary to the central claim of Humanae Vitae, cannot have a procreative finality and significance.”

2016.09.21.

Is your marriage a little stale? 

Retrouvaille weekend can 're-awaken' the initial love.

2016.09.17.

Knock Marriage Bureau pivotal in five marriages in 2015

More than 1,000 marriages have taken place as a direct result of introductions that have been made in Knock.

2016.08.29.

Bishop calls for serious review of marriage preparation

Dr Kevin Doran hits out at banks for pushing families into homelessness and contributing to the pressure on marriages.

2016.08.22.

New paper highlights marriage divide between classes

Two-thirds of upper professional workers are married but less than a third of unskilled workers are, showing the likelihood of being married declines as people move down the social classes.

2016.06.17.

No right to gay marriage under European Convention

European Convention on Human Rights does not include the right to marriage for homosexual couples, neither under Article 8 nor Article 12, the right to marry and to found a family.

2016.06.11.

8 permanent deacons to be ordained for Dublin

First ever meeting of permanent deacons, candidates for the permanent diaconate and their wives from all around Ireland.

2016.06.04.
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