Archive | Day for Life

Day for Life 2010 on the meaning of Christian death and care for those who are dying

PRESS RELEASE 9 September 2010 Day for Life 2010 on the meaning of Christian death and care for those who are dying Special feature on www.catholicbishops.ie Day for Life Mass to be broadcast by RTÉ 1 from Ballina, Co Mayo The Catholic Church in Ireland will celebrate the Day for Life 2010 on Sunday 3 […]

Video reflection for Day for Life 2010

Video reflection with Marie Gribbons, Chaplain in St Francis Hospice in Raheny, Dublin, including the special hospice song written by Sr Marie Dunne

Homily of Bishop John Fleming at the Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock for Day for Life 2009

PRESS RELEASE4 October 2009 Homily of Bishop of Killala, Dr John Fleming, at the Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock, for Day for Life 4 October 2009 “We run the risk of substituting the real world of a deep awareness of the presence of a loving God in our lives with a world of virtual reality […]

Bishops publish pastoral letter addressing suicide

PRESS RELEASE 2 October 2009 Bishops publish pastoral letter addressing suicide The Catholic Church in Ireland celebrates Day for Life 2009 on Sunday 4 October.  The theme for this year’s Day for Life is suicide, building on 2008’s focus on mental health. On behalf of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, […]

Feature 2 October 2009 | Day for Life 2009

The Church’s celebration of the Day for Life for 2009 focuses on the theme of suicide. View video introduction by Bishop John Fleming, and download text of the Bishops’ pastoral letter in English, Irish and Polish. ‘You are precious in my sight’ Isaiah 43:4 Press releases 4 October 2009 | Homily of Bishop John Fleming […]

1 October 2009 | Bishop John Fleming talks about this year’s ‘Day for Life’

In this short video interview, Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala talks about this year’s Day for Life pastoral letter “You are precious in my sight” (Isaiah 43:3), which will be published on 4 October. Day for Life is the Catholic Church’s annual worldwide celebration which promotes the dignity of life from conception to natural […]

Bishops publish ‘Day for Life’ pastoral letter on the theme of mental health

PRESS RELEASE 2 October 2008 Bishops publish ‘Day for Life’ pastoral letter on the theme of mental health Mental ill health can happen to anyone – Catholic Bishops   The Catholic Church in Ireland will mark the ‘Day for Life’ 2008 this Sunday, 5 October, at Masses throughout the country with a Pastoral Letter addressing […]

Day for Life 2008: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

Pastoral Letter on mental health: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit” (available in English, Irish and Polish) 5 October 2008 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Download pdf version (~265 KB) Download pdf version (~265 KB) Download pdf version (~265 KB) Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Below is […]

Feature 5 October 2008 | Day for Life 2008

Day for Life 2008 takes place in Ireland on Sunday 5 October.

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference pastoral letter ‘Life is for Living – A Reflection on Suicide’ to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

PRESS RELEASE10 September 2008 Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference pastoral letter ‘Life is for Living – A Reflection on Suicide’ to mark World Suicide Prevention Day As today is World Suicide Prevention Day, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has republished its recent pastoral letter Life is for Living – A Reflection on Suicide. This pastoral letter […]

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