Tag Archives: Accord

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

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 […]

Feature | Why Marriage Matters

‘Why Marriage Matters’ is a statement in support of marriage and family life, which was published by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to coincide with the Oireachtas debate on the Civil Partnership Bill which it enacted in July 2010.

ACCORD marks 40 years of supporting marriage

PRESS RELEASE 12 March 2010 ACCORD marks 40 years of supporting marriage ACCORD figures for 2009 show an 11% increase in demand for counselling The three areas listed by clients as being most problematic in their relationships: communication, stress and sexual intimacy Rates of depression and stress in clients are up 14% and 12% respectively […]

Why Marriage Matters

A Statement of the Irish Bishops’ Conference on the Civil Partnership Bill 10 March 2010 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference At a press conference on the last day of the spring general meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference on 10 March 2010, bishops published a leaflet ‘Why Marriage Matters’ in support of marriage and family […]

5 August 2009 | ACCORD marriage preparation services

Stephen Cummins, Director of Marriage Education  at ACCORD, talks about the importance of marriage preparation and what ACCORD can offer to couples: [videoplayer]IP2009_Accord.flv|GetOnline|stephen_cummins_still.jpg[/videoplayer]

Feature 5 August 2009 | ACCORD marriage preparation services

ACCORD, the Catholic Marriage Care Service, is currently promoting its marriage preparation services with the theme ‘Build your house on rock…not sand.’ (Mt.7:24-27).

Married couples highlight internet usage as source of conflict – ACCORD

PRESS RELEASE 26 June 2009 Married couples highlight internet usage as source of conflict – ACCORD New statistics from the Catholic Marriage Care Service show financial pressures are driving more couples to seek counselling New statistics released by ACCORD, the Catholic Marriage Care Service, show that problems around internet usage and time spent in ‘cyberspace’ […]

Increased financial pressures and unemployment, especially among men, affecting married couples – ACCORD

PRESS RELEASE 2 May 2009 Increased financial pressures and unemployment, especially among men, affecting married couples – ACCORD 40% increase in families facing financial problems between 2007 and 2009 New statistics from ACCORD, the Catholic marriage care service, indicate an increase in the number of couples attending marriage counselling as a result of financial pressures […]

“Leadership, Creation and Vocation” theme of 39th ACCORD annual conference

PRESS RELEASE 6 March 2009 “Leadership, Creation and Vocation” theme of 39th ACCORD annual conference The 2009 Annual Conference of ACCORD, the Catholic Marriage Care Service, takes place this weekend in Ballybrit, Co Galway.  The keynote speaker is Ms Mary Hanafin TD, Minister for Social and Family Affairs, who will address the ACCORD delegates this […]

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