Tag Archives: Family
Meaning of Marriage Website and Social Media Pages

Meaning of Marriage Website and Social Media Pages

Latest Bishops’ statements and homilies on the marriage referendum

Bishop Liam MacDaid Pastoral Letter to the Catholic People of the Diocese of Clogher and to Christians and people of good-will

The following pastoral letter from Bishop Liam MacDaid was read at Masses in the diocese of Clogher on the weekend of 16/17 May 2015: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ and people of good-will, I am very conscious this weekend that you are gathering your thoughts before making a final decision on how you […]

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly: A Pastoral Statement on the Coming Referendums

I write this letter – my first as bishop of the archdiocese of Cashel and Emly – at a moment of singular importance for our country. In a few days those eligible to vote will have the opportunity to express their preferences in two referendums on Marriage and the age for Presidential Candidates. Earlier this […]

Bishop John Fleming: Pastoral Letter ‘Reflect on the Meaning of Marriage’

My dear priests and people, Reflect on the meaning of marriage This week, you will be asked to vote in a referendum which will change the meaning of marriage in the Constitution of Ireland. During the coming days I encourage you to think about the issues involved, to pray for guidance and to vote on […]

Bishop Francis Duffy on the marriage referendum

Newsletter message for 16/17 May 2015 Married love is a unique form of love between a man and a woman which has a special benefit for society. The word ‘unique’ is an attractive word because it means there is something special and impressive about it; what is unique should be cared for and protected.  Uniqueness […]

Pastoral Statement of Bishop Kevin Doran on the Marriage Referendum

“When the Time comes, you will Receive the Holy Spirit and you will be my Witnesses” Dear sisters and brothers in Christ. Today we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension. It is, in a sense an ending. It also marks the beginning of our mission as Church in the concrete circumstances of the world in […]

Bishop Martin Drennan: Letter on Marriage and the Family

Marriage and the Family These are critical times for marriage in our society. On May 22nd the people of Ireland are being asked to vote in a referendum that proposes to change the meaning of marriage in the Constitution of Ireland. In opposing this proposal to redefine marriage the Church’s stance is a positive one. […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin in Lourdes MAY 2015

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at Mass in Lourdes on his first pilgrimage to the Marian shrine as Archbishop of Armagh

30am at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima At Mass in Lourdes this morning Archbishop Eamon Martin remembered and acknowledged the faithful in Ireland, and around the world, who are praying, fasting, doing penance and praying novenas for the special intention of marriage and the family, saying, “when […]

Bishop Leo O’Reilly’s pastoral statement Marriage is Important – Think before you vote

My Dear People, In a few days we will be asked to vote in a referendum to change the meaning of marriage in the section of the Constitution of Ireland dealing with ‘The Family’. I am aware that this referendum is a very sensitive issue. I hope that my words will not give offence to […]

Pastoral message by Bishop Phonsie Cullinan Marriage is Important – please think before you change it

Dear Friend, Thank you for the really kind and affectionate welcome you have given me since I arrived in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore just a few weeks ago. Everyone has been so friendly that I feel very much at home. That word ‘home’ is a good way of beginning what I want to […]

The IEC provides external links as convenience to our users. The appearance of external links does not constitute endorsement by IEC of the information, products or services contained therein.