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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 […]

Spring 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Spring 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  The following issues were discussed by the bishops: Pope Francis’ meeting on ‘The Protection of Minors in the Church’ Consultant posts advertisement in Obstetrics/Gynaecology, and in Anaesthesia Trócaire: Annual Lenten Lecture and 2019 Lenten […]

Statement of the Winter 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Winter 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below topics which were discussed by the bishops during their meeting this week:  Abortion cannot be supported Ireland and Brexit Youth Ministry Support for Trócaire’s Christmas appeal for Yemen and South Sudan Safeguarding children […]

Bishops’ statement: Abortion Referral – An Affront to Conscience

Please see below a statement issued on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference: The Oireachtas has begun to debate a bill which proposes to make abortion widely available in Ireland within the coming months.  The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 poses a very real practical and moral dilemma for healthcare professionals […]

Statement of the Autumn 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Autumn 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below topics discussed by the bishops at their meeting: Prayers for those killed and injured by the tsunami in Indonesia Reflection on the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting […]

Bishops’ Conference launch ‘A Room at the Inn?’ – a pastoral letter on housing and homelessness

On the first day of the Autumn 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, a press conference was held in the Columba Centre of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, to launch a pastoral letter on housing and homelessness, A Room at the Inn?.  In attendance at the press conference were Bishop Kevin Doran of […]

Statement of the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Summer 2018 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 at their meeting: World Meeting of Families in Ireland, 21 to 26 August 2018 Announcement of the establishment of a new Council for Life Cura […]

Statement of the Spring 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Spring 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Bishops prayed for those who suffered across the island as a result of the extreme weather conditions over the past week.  Bishops paid tribute to the level of community spirit which prevailed in parishes […]

‘Our Common Humanity’ – statement on the second day of the Spring 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

As pastors we are aware that the conversation about unborn life is sensitive, delicate and, indeed, painful for many.  We offer our reflections with the greatest of respect for everyone while wishing to make some points clearly and unambiguously. Fundamental right Every one of us has a right to our life.  It is not given […]

Statement of the Winter 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Winter 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues that were discussed during the bishops’ meeting:   Homelessness and the housing crisis Bishops express (i) gratitude to the public for €5m Church collection in aid of Trócaire’s east-African food crisis appeal […]

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