Please see below the latest issue of The Meaning of Marriage newsletter from the Catholic Communications Office. The Meaning of Marriage newsletter Issue 2 – 22 March 2015 in PDF format See below for a Jpeg version
Click below for audio of statement read by Archbishop Eamon Martin in Maynooth. ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’ – Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 10 March 2015 Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage in […]
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 […]
Relics of Saint Valentine are interred in the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street, Dublin
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has invited priests and parishioners to take part in a diocesan wide discussion process in advance of the Synod of the Family this year. Archbishop Martin will attend the second session of the Synod, called by Pope Francis, in Rome this October on the theme “The Vocation and Mission of the Family […]
Mass readings for the Feast of the Holy Family Mass readings for Sunday, December 28, 2014, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Gen 15:1-6; 21:1-3. Ps 104. Heb 18:11-12, 17-19. Lk 2: 22-40. www.catholicbishops.ie/readings. Feast of the Holy Family The primary place of encounter with God for most adults, and […]
At a media conference today at Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Bishop Liam MacDaid, chairman of the Council for Marriage and Family, along with Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, officially launched the pastoral statement The Meaning of Marriage on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The pastoral statement advises the faithful that […]
The Meaning of Marriage, a pastoral statement on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, advises the faithful that to redefine the nature of marriage would be to undermine it as the fundamental building block of our society.
At the ‘Marriage at the Heart of the Family Conference’ hosted by the Council for Marriage and Family on 14 June, four dramas were presented to present some issues facing families and stimulate discussion.
The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization