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Launch of Flesh and Blood Ireland

Archbishops of Armagh launch new initiative to increase blood and organ donation

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Archbishop Richard Clarke, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, have launched a new ‘Flesh and Blood Ireland’ (FaB) campaign in order to mobilise the Churches to help increase the number of blood and organ donors throughout the country. The launch took place at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in […]

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Opening address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at First National Safeguarding Conference Athlone

  The first National Safeguarding Children conference took place in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 February 2015. Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland delivered the opening address to the conference on Friday 27 February and below is the text:  The first National Safeguarding Conference […]

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Lent 2015

Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer – Pope Francis

Publication of ACCORD Research on Marriage & Families

Publication of ACCORD Research on Marriage & Families

Amárach Research conducted a nationwide poll on attitudes to marriage and the family for ACCORD in late 2006. Much has changed at a societal level in Ireland in the intervening eight years, and so Amárach has updated some of the findings from 2006 to gauge just how much change and continuity there has been. The […]

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Installation of Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly was installed as the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly at a ceremony in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, Co Tipperary on Sunday 8 February 2015.

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Blessing of engaged couple by Bishop Denis Nulty, President of ACCORD

Relics of Saint Valentine are interred in the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street, Dublin

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Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2015

Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church #LentMessage15

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World Day of the Sick 2015 “I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame”

The 23rd World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on Wednesday 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The World Day of the Sick is an initiative which was started by Pope John Paul II in 1992.  Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have continued this special World Day – an occasion during […]

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Noel Treanor on the themes of slavery and human trafficking

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Noel Treanor on the themes of slavery and human trafficking

Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, has issued a pastoral letter on the themes of slavery and human trafficking. In his pastoral Bishop Treanor reflects on the significance of the World Day of Peace initiative and the theme for this year which is ‘No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters’. An excerpt from […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

From 18 – 25 January, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held. This is the traditional period in the northern hemisphere for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. These dates were proposed in 1908 by Paul Wattson to cover the days between the feasts of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and therefore […]

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