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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin address to the Diocesan Communications Officers

 Marriage in the constitution is linked with the family – Archbishop of Dublin Speaking notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin to Diocesan Communications Officers Consultation Day    All Hallows College, Dublin, 6th May 2015   I think that I should begin by saying that I intend to vote No in the upcoming Referendum on Marriage.  […]

Bishop Philip Boyce: Pastoral Catechesis on Marriage and the Family

Is the upcoming Referendum aimed at establishing equality and removing discrimination? All people are equal before the law and in God’s eyes. At the same time, people are different. A man and a woman have different but complementary gifts. Equality and human rights should be afforded to everyone, but it should be done without sacrificing […]

‘Marriage is important: Be informed before you vote’ – Statement of Bishop Michael Smith on marriage referendum

Later this month, the people of Ireland are invited to vote on a proposed amendment to the section in the Constitution entitled ‘The Family’. The Constitution belongs to the people of the Nation.  The choice we are asked to make in the Marriage Referendum on 22 May is a decision that only the people can […]

A Message on the Marriage Referendum: ‘Care for the Covenant of Marriage’ by Archbishop Eamon Martin

A Message on the Marriage Referendum from Archbishop Eamon Martin 1st May 2015 Care for the Covenant of Marriage Pope Francis _________________________ To interfere with the definition of marriage is not a simple or a trivial matter. _______________________________ On 22nd May 2015 people are being asked to vote in a referendum which will change the […]

The Meaning of Marriage newsletter

  Please see below the latest issue of The Meaning of Marriage newsletter from the Catholic Communications Office. The Meaning of Marriage newsletter Issue 2 – 22 March 2015 in PDF format See below for a Jpeg version  

‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’

Click below for audio of statement read by Archbishop Eamon Martin in Maynooth. ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’ – Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 10 March 2015 Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage in […]

Publication of ACCORD Research on Marriage & Families

Amárach Research conducted a nationwide poll on attitudes to marriage and the family for ACCORD in late 2006. Much has changed at a societal level in Ireland in the intervening eight years, and so Amárach has updated some of the findings from 2006 to gauge just how much change and continuity there has been. The […]

Blessing of engaged couple by Bishop Denis Nulty, President of ACCORD

Relics of Saint Valentine are interred in the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street, Dublin

Address by Bishop Denis Nulty to delegates at Accord Annual Assembly 2014

· Government should research the cost of family failure and not impose further grant cuts on ACCORD – Bishop Denis Nulty We all enjoy our birthdays, our feast-days and very much our anniversary celebrations. I even know friends who celebrate a couple of birthdays every year and indeed others who go into denial even when […]

Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October 2014

The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization

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