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Day for Life 2015: Cherishing Life, Accepting Death

Day for Life 2015: ‘Cherishing Life, Accepting Death’


Autumn General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

The Autumn 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference took place in Columba Centre, Maynooth, Co Kildare on 29 and 30 September. The following issues were discussed by the bishops at their meeting: · World Meeting of Families in Dublin in 2018 · Synod of Bishops: “The Vocation and Mission of the Family […]

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Intercom October 2015

Content from the October 2015 issue of Intercom, including an article by Bishop Brendan Leahy on the message for Day for Life 2015: ‘Cherising Life – Accepting Death’

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The Synod of Bishops in Rome – Frequently Asked Questions

Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, President and Vice President respectively of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, will represent the Irish bishops at the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”.  The synod will take place […]


Launch of new Catholic religious education curriculum and programme

Launch of new Catholic religious education curriculum and programme

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World Meeting of Families to be held in Dublin in 2018

  Pope Francis has announced that the next World Meeting of Families will take place in 2018 in Dublin. He made the announcement at the concluding Mass of the World Meeting of Families which ended in Philadelphia this evening. It was the final stage of Pope Francis’ historic trip to United States. Tonight’s Mass in […]

Pope Francis sends his blessing to the National Eucharistic Congress of Ireland 

Pope Francis sends his blessing to the National Eucharistic Congress of Ireland 

Bishop Kevin Doran to open the National Eucharistic Congress this morning in Knock, Co Mayo Pope Francis has sent a special message – an Apostolic Blessing – to the faithful of Ireland on the occasion of the National Eucharistic Congress which opens this morning at 10.00am with a prayer service led by Bishop Kevin Doran […]

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Instability is erasing hope from people’s lives – Church leaders

Church leaders have expressed their concern at the rising number of people struggling to cope on low incomes and the anxiety that the current political instability brings to the most vulnerable members of society.  Following consultation with representatives of faith-based charities, they have issued the following statement: “As Northern Ireland’s elected representatives continue to negotiate […]

National Eucharistic Congress Launch In Knock

All are welcome to this weekend’s National Eucharistic Congress in Knock Shrine

In March the Irish bishops decided to host a National Eucharistic Congress in 2015 and thousands of pilgrims, from the four corners of Ireland, are expected to attend the Congress in Knock over the weekend of 26 and 27 September .  There is no charge for attending this national celebration of faith and its schedule […]

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Eamon Martin joint statement in support of Christians of the Holy Land

“We encourage the faithful in our countries to keep the Christian people of the Holy Land in their prayers and also support them through charitable outreach from parishes as pilgrims to the Holy Places. Pilgrimages are visible and concrete ways of showing solidarity and harmony with the Christian people of the land in which Jesus […]

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