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Statement of the Spring 2021 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

In accordance with the public health restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered this week for their Spring 2021 General Meeting via video-link, instead of the usual location at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  This was the fourth plenary meeting of bishops hosted using this medium.  The President of the […]

Bishops’ statement on the Covid-19 restrictions in Republic of Ireland

Statement released on the second day of the Spring General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference On 19 February the four Catholic Archbishops had a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to continue the dialogue about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of people in our Church. At that meeting the Archbishops affirmed […]

A message from the Irish bishops: “Keep Christ at the Centre of Christmas” (Statement from the Winter 2020 General Meeting of Bishops)

With the beginning of Advent last Sunday, preparations have begun in earnest in parishes across the country for the celebration of Christmas – albeit in a very different context this year.  Priests working with Parish Pastoral Councils are making decisions at a local level on how best to celebrate Christmas in a safe manner. We […]

Statement of the Summer 2020 meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

In accordance with the public health restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID19, members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered this week for their Summer 2020 General Meeting by way of video call instead of the usual location of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  This was the first plenary meeting of bishops hosted […]

Archbishop Michael Neary reflects on Church life and COVID19: “Do you believe?”

Published in the context of today’s statement by the Irish Catholic Bishops` Conference and its Framework Document for a return to the public celebration of Mass and the Sacraments The last three months have seen our whole civilisation thrust into the unknown, sojourners in a strange land. It might be said that any crisis contains […]

Statement of the Spring 2020 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The following issues were discussed during the Spring General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference which concluded yesterday evening at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Please contact the Catholic Communications Office to arrange for a media interview: · Bishops’ Conference response to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) · Saint Patrick’s Day, Tuesday 17 March 2020 · Lent […]

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

The Winter 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below details of issues discussed by the bishops during their meeting this week:  Meeting Government ministers in Dublin on refugees and migrants Homelessness – ‘In six months a lot can change’ Support for Trócaire […]

Bishops: ‘A time for prayer and action for unborn life’

Following the Autumn General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference which was held this week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the following statement is being published by the Bishops of Ireland ahead of  the annual ‘Day for Life’ which takes place in parishes across the country this Sunday, 6 October: A time for prayer […]

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