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
Please, thanks and I’m sorry – Address by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at conference for ‘Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish’
“The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
The Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference will host a one-day conference on Saturday 14 June on the theme ‘Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish’. The conference is offered to leaders in parishes and dioceses, and others exercising faith and pastoral leadership, including parents, grandparents, teachers, members […]
Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference regarding the questionnaire from the Synod on the Family
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