Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family holds inaugural conference in Maynooth on the theme ‘Marriage at the Heart of the Church’ “I am very pleased with today’s gathering which had at its heart a focus on marriage and the family … which lies at the centre of the Church and society.” – Bishop Jones The […]
This Conference hopes to introduce publicly the Council for Marriage and Family, invite a wide network of individuals and groups into collaboration with the Council and provide opportunity for participants to explore together and at depth the vision of marriage and family in Catholic theology and spirituality today.
The Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference has produced some resources for Advent and Christmas for use in homes and parishes. The resources comprise a leaflet of blessings and prayers for use during Advent and Christmas.
This document was approved at the June 2010 meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference in order to assist Bishops in their duty to ensure suitable preparation for the celebration of the sacrament of marriage. 16 June 2010 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference
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 […]
Statement by Bishop Christopher Jones, Chair of the Bishops’ Committee on the Family, on family home repossessions
Bishop Christopher Jones’ statement on family home repossessions PRESS RELEASE 11 March 2009 Statement by Bishop Christopher Jones, Chair of the Bishops’ Committee on the Family, on family home repossessions To counter the fear experienced by people facing the possibility of losing their family home due to the recession, as Chair of the Bishops’ Committee […]
Prayer, by the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, dedicating families to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
PRESS RELEASE 14th October 2007 Prayer, by the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, dedicating families to the Immaculate Heart of Mary The Presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences across Europe met in Fatima, Portugal, on 6 October last. The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Seán Brady, attended this meeting […]
New Requirements for Civil Registration 3 October 2007 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Joint submission by the Bishops’ Conference Committee on the Family and the Office for Public Affairs of the Archdiocese of Dublin on the review of constitutional provisions relating to the family 27 March 2005 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Address by Most Rev Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland at Irish Bishops’ Conference seminar ‘Supporting Marriage and Family Life’ 3 May 2004 | Buswells Hotel, Dublin Introduction Bishop Jones, distinguished guests and friends. The Church is well aware of the changed conditions of families in today’s world. In Ireland, this […]