In recent weeks and months, Archbishop Eamon Martin has received many letters and messages asking him to explain clearly the Church’s teaching on marriage in the context of the forthcoming referendum.  Archbishop Eamon would like us all to reflect and pray about these issues before voting on May 22nd. He says it is very important to vote and asks us not to be afraid to speak up courageously for the union of a man and a woman in marriage.  Find below some resources:


Archbishop Eamon’s Message, entitled: Care for the Covenant of Marriage – A Message on the Marriage Referendum

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at Mass in Lourdes on his first pilgrimage to the Marian shrine as Archbishop of Armagh

Please visit which will host relevant material which has been published by the Irish Episcopal Conference, its councils, and by individual bishops.

A Pastoral Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference: The Meaning of Marriage

Read here what Pope Francis has to say about Marriage and family

Archbishop Eamon Martin delivers his own message – Care for the Covenant of Marriage – on the upcoming Marriage Referendum.

 Statement from Irish Bishops on Marriage Referendum

Remarks by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the statement from the Irish Bishops on 10th March 2015. 

Archbishop Eamon Martin discusses the statement issued by the Bishops Conference in regard to the upcoming Marriage Referendum.