Posts Tagged ‘Irish bishops’

Irish voters reject “durable relationship” as family definition

Monday, March 11th, 2024
Family and Care

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar acknowledged defeat as two proposed constitutional amendments on the family and care agenda were on course for rejection. Voters rejected the amendments which aimed to redefine family structures and address outdated language regarding women’s roles in the home. Despite Varadkar’s advocacy for updating the constitution to reflect modern societal norms Read more

Irish Bishops’ marriage counselling agency will help same sex couples

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The Irish Bishops’ marriage counselling agency, will offer its services to same-sex couples in compliance with the law. Bishop Denis Nulty said the agency, Accord, has been supporting sacramental marriage for more than 50 years. He says “our counsellors accompany anyone who comes, with respect, compassion and sensitivity”. Read more

Irish prelates to look at issue of Vatican-censured priests

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Four Irish prelates are to meet a priests’ group to discuss calls for restoration to full ministry of priests disciplined by the Vatican. This is one of the topics likely to be on the agenda of a proposed meeting between the prelates and representatives of the Association of Catholic Priests. Other matters to be discussed Read more