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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 […]

Statement from Northern Bishops on the UK referendum on EU Membership

Published on the second day of the Summer 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference “The reintroduction of border controls, for example, would not only have profound implications for trade and the economy, but also for the wider civil society, notably through the disruptive impact on the day-to-day life of those who live […]

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

The Spring 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  The following issues were discussed by the bishops during their three-day meeting: Prayers for (i) nuns who were murdered in Yemen (ii) Blessed Mother Teresa Protection of unborn human life General Election 2016 Centenary […]

Statement of the Winter 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Winter 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  The following issues were discussed by the bishops during their meeting: Bishops to open “Holy Doors” in dioceses for the Jubilee Year of Mercy Equal protection for the right to life of mothers and […]

Bishops express solidarity with the suffering of refugees and asylum seekers

  The Autumn 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference discussed the issue of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and issued the following statement: Summary Special prayer for refugees for use at Masses and in the home; Our parishes need to be places of welcome to all.  We encourage all members of our […]

Statement of the Autumn 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The following statement details issues discussed at the Autumn 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference which concluded this evening in the Columba Centre of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth: · World Meeting of Families in Dublin in 2018 · Synod of Bishops: “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and […]

Summer 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

  This afternoon Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin and President of Accord, hosted a media briefing at the Columba Centre in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, at the conclusion of the Summer 2015 General Meeting of the Irish […]

Final statement of the Spring 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Spring 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The following issues were discussed by the bishops during their meeting: ‘Marriage is important – reflect before you change it’ ‘24 hours for the Lord’ on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March Synod of […]

‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’

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 to consider very carefully the profound implications which this constitutional amendment would have on the family environment and on our understanding of parenthood.

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