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Pope’s message for World Day of the Poor 2019

Pope Francis’ message for the Third World Day of the Poor has been release. The day will be observed on Sunday 17 November 2019 on the theme “The hope of the poor shall not perish forever”, taken from the Book of Psalms. You can read the text of the Pope’s message below:  ‘The hope of […]

Statement of the Summer 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Summer 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues discussed by the bishops during their meeting: Christian response to religious intolerance, racism and bigotry Relationships and sexuality education Safeguarding children Government’s structured dialogue meeting on 4 July World […]

10 Principles to guide our presence on the digital highways

At a seminar to mark World Communications Day 2019 entitled ‘Believers in the Digital World: Opportunities for Mission’, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore, has encouraged the faithful to be a force for good by responsibly contributing to the digital world. He offers […]

Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day 2019

Sunday 20 October 2019

Statement by Bishop Denis Nulty, chair of the Council for Marriage & Family of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, on the divorce referendum

Article 41.3.1 of the Constitution of Ireland proclaims that ‘the State pledges itself to guard with special care the institution of Marriage, on which the Family is founded, and to protect it from attack.’ Stable marriages and relationships contribute significantly to a happy and stable society. Following last August’s celebration of the World Meeting of […]

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service thanks its volunteers

National Volunteering Week 2019

‘A time for courageous leadership’ – Church leaders

In a joint statement today (14 May) the leaders of Ireland’s main Churches said that talks between Northern Ireland’s political parties to restore the devolved institutions, were ‘a fresh window of opportunity, born of tragedy, but nestling in hope for the future that now requires courageous and compassionate leadership.’ The leaders of the Church of […]

Vocations Sunday 2019

The courage to take a risk for God’s promise

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