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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 […]


Blessing of engaged couple by Bishop Denis Nulty, President of ACCORD

Relics of Saint Valentine are interred in the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street, Dublin

Address by Bishop Denis Nulty to delegates at Accord Annual Assembly 2014

· Government should research the cost of family failure and not impose further grant cuts on ACCORD – Bishop Denis Nulty We all enjoy our birthdays, our feast-days and very much our anniversary celebrations. I even know friends who celebrate a couple of birthdays every year and indeed others who go into denial even when […]

ACCORD forced to cut its Maynooth central office staff due to 42.4% cut in Government funding

ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service has experienced a significant reduction in Government grant aid over the past four years. By the end of 2014, ACCORD will have experienced a reduction of 42.4% in Government grant aid, representing a total funding loss since 2010 of €3,621,140. This means that for ACCORD central office in Maynooth, the […]

Fr Peter Minister Fitzgerald and Bishop Jones2

Homily of Bishop Christy Jones, President of Accord

Mass celebrating the 50th anniversary of Accord, the Catholic Marriage Care Service – Saint Malachy’s Church, Belfast – 4 March 2012
“When did we last hear a government or a government minister speak in support of marriage and family? Public discourse seems to prioritise discussion and promote debate on other forms of union, rather than on the importance and value that loving marriages provide to the immediate family, the local community and to the nation as a whole” – Bishop Jones

ACCORD with Emily O’Reilly

Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly’s address at ACCORD Conference

Keynote address by the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner, Emily O’Reilly, celebrating 50 years of Accord, the Catholic marriage care service – Europa Hotel, Belfast – 3 March 2012

ACCORD Golden Jubilee Conference

ACCORD Golden Jubliee Conference 1962-2012 On 3 and 4 March next a major conference will be hosted by ACCORD in Belfast to mark its 50th year.  Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, will celebrate Mass for participants and conference speakers will include Bishop Christopher Jones, Bishop of Elphin and President […]

ACCORD celebrates love and marriage

ACCORD celebrates love and marriage

ACCORD, the Catholic marriage care service, aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage. ACCORD offers couples the means to nourish marriage and family relationships. Click here for marriage prayer, audio reflections on love and a list of creative gift ideas for couples. To coincide with Saint Valentine’s day 2011, ACCORD has announced a […]

ACCORD new figures show upward trend in couples getting married

PRESS RELEASE 11  February 2011 ACCORD new figures show upward trend in couples getting married ACCORD launches new Facebook page for couples Love, not money, key to happiness on Saint Valentine’s Day and everyday – see list of tips below Audio reflections on love and marriage available to parishes and for broadcast on www.catholicbishops.ie ACCORD, the Catholic marriage care service, has announced a 6% […]

Feature 12 April 2010 | Update from Department of Pastoral Care

Feature 12 April 2010 | Update from Department of Pastoral Care

Irish Bishops’ Conference Department of Pastoral Care: national cooperation, supporting pastoral relatedness The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ICBC) work collaboratively on issues which arise for the Church and society and this work includes five departments, one of which is the Department of Pastoral Care whose commissions, agencies and initiatives include Cura, Migrants/Prisoners at Home and […]

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