These responses from the dioceses of Ireland are already helping to inform the preparations for next October’s Extraordinary Meeting of the Synod of Bishops. The responses also provide us with a framework for considering important pastoral issues regarding marriage and the family.
· Pope Francis says that the prayers of families will be a precious treasure which enriches the Church This week Pope Francis has written a letter to families asking them to pray for the next Synod of Bishops, which will take place in the Vatican in October with the theme “The pastoral challenges of the […]
Pope Francis’ Letter to Families issued from the Vatican on Tuesday 25 February 2014: Dear families, With this letter, I wish, as it were, to come into your homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October. It is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of […]
Breda McDonald reflects the experience the Pilgrimage of Families to the tomb of Peter for the Year of Faith – 26/27 October 2013
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 […]