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Short film on marriage and family

Short film: The Joy of Love in Marriage and the Family


World Meeting of Families 2018 launched in Dublin

On Saturday last, a special conference marking the Catholic Church’s celebration of family and family life took place in DCU Saint Patrick’s Drumcondra Campus in Dublin. Guest speakers included the co-chairs of the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin […]

mission sunday

Mission Sunday 2016: ‘Every Christian is a missionary’

Bishops ask the faithful to support the country-wide collection for our missionaries which will take place on World Mission Sunday on 23 October.


Theme for next Synod of Bishops in October 2018 will be ‘Young people, faith and vocational discernment’

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the XV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops taking place in October 2018 will be “Young people, faith and vocational discernment.”  A press release from the Vatican on Thursday said the Pope made the choice after consulting, as normal, with Bishops Conferences, the Eastern Catholic Churches […]


Statement of the Autumn 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Please see below issues that were discussed during the Autumn 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference which concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Launch in Ireland of the World Meeting of Families 2018 Protection of human life Trócaire’s work supporting the victims of violence in Aleppo Vocations Budget 2017 Day […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s message for ‘Day for Life’ 2016

Pope Francis often speaks about the need for a ‘revolution of tenderness’ to melt the ‘hardness of heart’ that is so prevalent in today’s world.  Nowadays the way of tenderness is indeed counter-cultural and revolutionary.  It is perhaps the only way to confront inhumanity and cruelty, to bridge the great divide which greed has created […]


Archbishop Eamon Martin’s message for ‘Day for Life’ 2016

To deliberately and intentionally take the life of an innocent person, whatever their state or stage of life, is always gravely morally wrong. – Archbishop Eamon Martin


Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Bishop MacDaid due to ill health

I pray God’s blessing on Bishop Liam, assuring him of our prayerful good wishes for his health at this time and in the future. – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Bishops publish ‘Day for Life’ pastoral message: ‘Everything is Connected’

“Growing in wonder will help us to treasure more deeply the gift of human life” – Bishops This Sunday across Ireland marks the celebration of Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition. Day for Life is celebrated each […]

Bishop Brendan Leahy announces appointment of new director of Veritas

Bishop Brendan Leahy, President of Veritas, has announced the appointment of Mr Aidan Chester as the new director of Veritas. Bishop Leahy said, “As President of Veritas, I am delighted to announce the appointment of our new director, Aidan Chester, who will take up his role on 17 October following the planned retirement of the […]

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