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Easter Sunday Dawn Masses

Easter Sunday Dawn Masses

‘On the first day of the week, at early Dawn they went to the tomb….’ he is not here, he is risen’. (Luke 24, 1, 6) Many Irish dioceses and parishes will host Dawn Masses on Easter Sunday morning. Dawn Mass is a very spiritual opportunity to celebrate Mass while watching the dawn break over the countryside. […]

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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 […]

Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it

‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’

Click below for audio of statement read by Archbishop Eamon Martin in Maynooth. ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’ – Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 10 March 2015 Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage in […]

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24 hours for the Lord 2015: ‘God rich in mercy’ (Eph 2:4)

Confession is an encounter with Jesus whose “mercy motivates us to do better.” – Pope Francis

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 […]


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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