The Meaning of Marriage – Irish Bishops

Bishop Kevin Doran discusses the pastoral statement from the Irish Bishops – The Meaning of Marriage – which is being distributed to over 1,300 parishes.

The pastoral statement advises the faithful that “to redefine the nature of marriage would be to undermine it as the fundamental building block of our society.  The Church seeks with others to reaffirm … that marriage should be reserved for the unique and complementary relationship between a woman and a man from which the generation and upbringing of children is uniquely possible.”

Below please find links to a pdf version of The Meaning of Marriage in English and Irish.

The Meaning of Marriage (pdf)
An Bhrí a Bhaineann le Pósadh (pdf)

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The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (also known as the Irish Episcopal Conference) is the assembly of the Bishops of Ireland exercising together certain pastoral offices for Christ’s faithful on the whole island of Ireland.