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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.

Marriage offers more satisfaction and commitment than cohabiting, survey finds

“Being married seems to add an extra layer of commitment and stability to a relationship,” said Professor Patricia Casey.

2019.03.14.

Is it a good idea to hide rows from children as Pope advises?

Children will be aware of tensions between parents but "it’s better not to have rancorous and fractious conflict in front of them because they’ll be upset by it".

2019.01.20.

Actor Jeremy Irons backs Church on abortion

“In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin.”

2016.04.02.

Primate calls for networks of support for the family

Catholic family support groups in dioceses and parishes might not only assist with marriage preparation, but also with supporting couples immediately following marriage.

2016.01.31.

Society depends so much on the family: Archbishop

"By destabilising marriage we are rapidly eroding the social structure on which humanity depends" warns Dr Michael Neary of Tuam.

2015.12.28.

Forget perfection at Christmas counsellor advises

Marriage Counsellor warns couples not to put themselves under pressure to provide the perfect family, the perfect Christmas and perfect presents.

2015.12.24.

ACCORD worked with 60,000 people last year

The canonisation of married couple Blessed Louis and Zèile Martin, parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the first in the history of the Church.

2015.10.18.

Spot the danger signs of dating abuse and stalking

Women's Aid, which works to combat domestic violence, appeals to young women to know the difference between 'safe' and 'sinister' on Valentine's Day.

2015.02.14.

‘What has God got to do with it?’

Pure in Heart hosts presentation to adolescents on healthy attitudes to love and relationships.

2015.01.31.

New ‘Samuel’ vocations group starts in Cork

New programme will compliment the existing Irish vocations programme ‘ExploreAway’ which some people are not ready for.

2015.01.13.

Franciscans hope new book will prove a bestseller

‘The Simplest Prayer’ includes practical advice on meditation and simple reflections for times of anxiety, weak faith, troubled conscience and letting go.

2014.11.02.

Pope Francis marries 20 couples in St Peter’s

Couples are reminded that marriage is “a demanding journey, at times difficult, and at times turbulent”.

2014.09.15.
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