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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.

Winter 2014 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concludes in Maynooth

The Winter 2014 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: · Caring for our neighbour · Advent and the Sacrament of Reconciliation · Publication of the pastoral statement The Meaning of Marriage · […]

Autumn 2014 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concludes in Maynooth

A press conference was held in the Columba Centre of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth today at the conclusion of the Autumn General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.  In attendance were Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop William Crean, Mr Éamonn Meehan and Ms Lorna Gold.  Photographs for use by […]

Summer General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concludes in Maynooth

The following statement has been published following the conclusion of the Summer General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference today in the Columba Centre of Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth: · Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference welcoming the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes · Launch of the Irish Catholic Catechism […]

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