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‘Marriage and the Family’ – A Pastoral Letter by Bishop John Buckley

Bishop John Buckley: “I encourage everyone to think about these issues and to vote on 22 May. The effects of this proposed amendment will be far-reaching for this and for future generations. I say to all voters: Marriage is important – reflect before you change it.”

Meaning of Marriage Newsletter Issue 6 26 April 2015

The Meaning of Marriage Newsletters

    Please click below for archive copies of The Meaning of Marriage newsletter: Issue 6: Meaning of Marriage Newsletter Issue 6 26 April 2015 Issue 5: Meaning of Marriage Newsletter Issue 5 19 April 2015 Issue 4: The Meaning of Marriage Newsletter Issue 4 Sunday 12 April 2015 (Divine Mercy Sunday) Issue 3: The Meaning of Marriage […]

‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’

‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’

Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage in the Constitution of Ireland. Marriage is of fundamental importance for children, mothers and fathers, and society – all of us need to reflect deeply before changing it.  We ask the people of Ireland […]

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Pope’s Message for Vocations Sunday 2015

Theme: Exodus, a fundamental experience of vocation


Pope Francis presents Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

“Jesus is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of the Christian faith.”


Christ is risen, alleluia!

  Christ is risen, alleluia! This is the ancient Christian greeting on this day of great joy and happiness for all. ‘Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the ‘Feast of feasts’. The mystery of the Resurrection in which Christ crushed death, permeates with its powerful energy our old time, until all is subjected […]


Meditations for Good Friday Via Crucis to be presided over by Pope Francis

The Cross is the luminous pinnacle of the love of God that safeguards us. We too are called to be guardians through love. This is the theme of the meditations of the 14 Stations of the Via Crucis, over which Pope Francis will preside at the Colosseum on Good Friday evening, 3 April. The author […]

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Chrism Mass Homily- Pope Francis urges priests not to give in to weariness

This is the full text of Pope Francis’s homily at the Chrism Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, courtesy of Vatican Radio:  “My hand shall ever abide with him, my arms also shall strengthen him” (Ps 89:21). This is what the Lord means when he says: “I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil […]


Holy Week and Easter 2015

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday with the Lord’s Passion. The commemoration of the entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem is celebrated with a solemn procession. The palms or branches are blessed and should be taken home where they will serve as a reminder of the victory of Christ. Monday in Holy Week Our attention […]

Terry Waite and Bishop Donal McKeown MARCH 2015

Address by Bishop Donal McKeown at the Irish Churches Peace Project “Faithful Peacebuilding” International Conference

Ladies and gentlemen, it is an honour for me – as Chair of the Irish Churches Peace Project – to be able to welcome you here to this important gathering.  The formal project may have been in existence for under three years – but it genesis goes back much further.  It was about 2008 that […]

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