Tag Archives: Family

Dramas from the Marriage and Family Conference

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.

Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October 2014

Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October 2014

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’

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

Conference: Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish

Conference: Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish

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.

Bishop MacDaid warmly welcomes Pope Francis’ Letter to Families

Bishop MacDaid warmly welcomes Pope Francis’ Letter to Families

· 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

Pope Francis’ Letter to Families

  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 […]

Family Experience the Joy of Faith

Breda McDonald reflects the experience the Pilgrimage of Families to the tomb of Peter for the Year of Faith – 26/27 October 2013

Cardinal Brady launches Council for Marriage and the Family Prayer Book

Cardinal Brady launches Council for Marriage and the Family Prayer Book

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 […]

Marriage at the Heart of the Church

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.

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