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Statement of the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues discussed by the bishops at their meeting: World Meeting of Families in Ireland, 21 to 26 August 2018 Announcement of the establishment of a new Council for Life Cura […]

Statement of the Spring 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Spring 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Bishops prayed for those who suffered across the island as a result of the extreme weather conditions over the past week.  Bishops paid tribute to the level of community spirit which prevailed in parishes […]

‘Our Common Humanity’ – statement on the second day of the Spring 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

As pastors we are aware that the conversation about unborn life is sensitive, delicate and, indeed, painful for many.  We offer our reflections with the greatest of respect for everyone while wishing to make some points clearly and unambiguously. Fundamental right Every one of us has a right to our life.  It is not given […]

Statement of the Winter 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Winter 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues that were discussed during the bishops’ meeting:   Homelessness and the housing crisis Bishops express (i) gratitude to the public for €5m Church collection in aid of Trócaire’s east-African food crisis appeal […]

Statement of the Autumn 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Autumn 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues that were discussed during the bishops’ meeting: Prayers for those killed and injured in Las Vegas The sanctity of human life October is Mission Month – ‘Reach Out and Spread the Joy’ […]

Statement from the Summer 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Summer 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Bishops offered prayers for those who have died, for the injured as well as for the emergency services who responded to the scene of the fire early this morning at the Grenfell Tower block […]

Statement of the Spring 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Spring 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Bishops prayed for those who died today in the fire at the apartment in the Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Dublin, and for those who were injured in the tragedy as well as for the emergency […]

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

Please see below issues that were discussed during the Winter 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference which concluded today in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth: The Christmas Crib Prayer to the Holy Family and the launch of the official logo for the World Meeting of Families 2018 Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on […]

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 […]

Final statement of the Summer 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Please see below issues discussed during the Summer 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference which concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  A statement by Northern Bishops on the UK referendum on EU membership was published yesterday and is available on www.catholicbishops.ie.  Further comment may be obtained by contacting the Catholic […]

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