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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.”

The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage, a pastoral statement on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, advises the faithful that to redefine the nature of marriage would be to undermine it as the fundamental building block of our society.

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

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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.”

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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The Meaning of Marriage newsletter

  Please see below the latest issue of The Meaning of Marriage newsletter from the Catholic Communications Office. The Meaning of Marriage newsletter Issue 2 – 22 March 2015 in PDF format See below for a Jpeg version  

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Emigrant Information Pack 2015

The Emigrant Information Pack 2015, produced by the Irish Episcopal Council for Emigrants contains practical information which will assist emigrants in making informed decisions and support them while they are away.

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Launch of Catholic Primary Schools in a Changing Ireland: Sharing Good Practice on the Inclusion of all Pupils

  Catholic Primary Schools in a Changing Ireland: Sharing Good Practice on the Inclusion of all Pupils is a resource for Catholic schools in developing policies and in sharing best practice.  Part 1 deals with foundational issues while Part 2 gives concrete examples of good practices. It is published in response to the report Forum […]

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