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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Newman’s canonisation is celebrated at the saint’s own University Church

‘The kindly light will never be defended by nastiness and bitterness,’ Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells social media pundits and online trolls.

2019.10.21.

‘Newman wished for a well-instructed Catholic laity’

Ahead of the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman on Sunday, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin spoke at the Irish College in Rome about the Saint’s relevance in Ireland today.

2019.10.12.

Pope Francis accepts Bishop Eamonn Walsh’s resignation

Tributes paid to Dr Walsh's roles with the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative, the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Care, Cura, and as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Ferns.

2019.10.01.

Parish priest challenges those behind abduction of Kevin Lunney

Fr Oliver O’Reilly of Ballyconnell warned that, “There is an obvious cancer of evil in our midst that needs to be exorcised before someone is murdered.”

2019.09.29.

Murphy Report anniversary is a reminder of “dark and pain-filled chapter”

Since the publication of the report in 2009 there has been a decline in the number of child abuse allegations coming to the attention of the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service.

2019.09.22.

Culture Night draws the curtain on Clonliffe College

Earlier this year the college and its grounds were sold to the GAA for a reported price of €95m.

2019.09.20.

Ninety-nine-year-old is the “senior” pilgrim on Dublin’s diocesan trip to Lourdes

"Our prayer is that in this holy place you will experience something of that spirit of the Beatitudes and realise how you have a special place in the heart of Jesus,” Archbishop Martin tells pilgrims to Lourdes.

2019.09.05.

Archbishop condemns drug traffickers’ trade in death

At a Mass to remember deceased members of the women’s forum, Dr Martin hit out at the traffic in drugs as “a horrific example of the exploitation of the vulnerable”.

2019.09.03.

“All of us who knew Tony stand here in sorrow.”

Archbishop Martin paid tribute to Fr Tony Coote's 28 years of priestly ministry saying he "represented the love of God to so many who bore in their heart troubles and doubts".

2019.09.02.

Tributes flow following the death of Fr Tony Coote

55-year-old Dublin priest raised €600,000 for motor neurone disease following his own diagnosis in February 2018.

2019.08.30.

One year on, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reflects on Papal visit

"The Church must learn anew the ability to speak the things of God – not to flee from the realities of life, but to challenge the men and women of our time and the culture of our time to become the seedbed of a new humanity."

2019.08.26.

Dominicans rejoice at the ordination of Fr Matthew Farrell

Forty-four-year-old priest set to begin his ministry with the Dominican community at Holy Cross church in Tralee.

2019.07.09.

Faith-based education discussed at government’s structured dialogue

The bishops’ delegation raised the issues of conscience, care of the marginalised and support for parents who want a faith-based education for their children.

2019.07.05.

Historic day for Cork and Ross as Bishop Gavin installed

“We stand in solidarity with survivors and their families and we continue our commitment and vigilance to the protection and safeguarding of children in our Church and in society.”

2019.07.01.

Great hopes for new bishop of Cork and Ross

“The challenge is just starting again, to a new family, a new home, a new faith community.”

2019.06.30.

A celebration of the life of Jean Vanier

"If the contributions of people with intellectual disabilities were allowed to shine more, the quality of life for everybody would be better.”

2019.06.22.

Archbishop Martin condemns “depravity” of recent shootings

"Those who perpetrate and sponsor such violence merit nothing but rejection and disdain. They belong behind bars and their business of death must be undermined and destroyed.”

2019.06.04.

DUP’s Donaldson to take part in Ecumenical Bible Week

Now in its sixth year, the theme this year is ‘Always Be Ready’ from 1 Peter 3:15 – Always be Ready to give an answer for the hope that you possess.

2019.05.28.

New pastoral centre will nurture unity in Ballymun

St Pappin’s parish centre was renovated from the former presbytery of the Columban Fathers when they served in St Joseph’s parish, one of the three parishes which amalgamated last December to form the new parish of St Pappin’s.

2019.05.22.

Training and empowering lay people to work alongside priests in Dublin

“We have to equip and train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and expertise. The new collection is one step in that process” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2019.05.17.

Dublin review calls for more parish- and parent-led preparation for sacraments

The data reveals that Ireland is unique in its dependence on schools in preparing for and celebrating the sacraments.

2019.05.16.

Sri Lankans in Ireland grieve loss of life and loss of freedom of religion

“Further militarisation has been called for in a country where the density of soldiers to civilians is one of the highest in the world” – Sri Lankan academic Dr Jude Lal Fernando of the Irish School of Ecumenics.

2019.04.30.

Bishops’ conference needs to do its business in a different way

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin talks about the workings of the Irish Episcopal conference, Irish seminaries and the need to amalgamate some of the country’s 26 dioceses.

2019.04.23.

The Church must change, says Archbishop of Dublin

Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”

2019.04.19.

SVP volunteers gather in Dublin to celebrate 175 years of God’s work

“The greatness of the story of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is the witness of those men and women who became real friends with the poor.”

2019.04.14.

Pope Francis appoints Dublin priest as new bishop of Cork and Ross

Fr Fintan Gavin is the current Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin and a highly regarded canon lawyer with extensive pastoral experience.

2019.04.08.

Prayers for mothers – and fathers – on Mothering Sunday

“Lord bless our Christian mothers; Lord Bless our Christian fathers.”

2019.04.01.

Archbishop outlines major challenges for the Irish Church

In Limerick address, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin questions the lack of progress in developing a new covenant between Church and State and also calls for “a radical new look at the formation of future priests”.

2019.03.20.

Archbishop prays for New Zealand and Islamic community

“We are all of God’s same race. Hatred and intolerance that in any way undermine that fundamental unity of human kind are an attack on the God who created us as a single human family.”

2019.03.17.

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to victims of Ethiopian air crash

Giving the annual Trócaire Lecture in Maynooth, Archbishop of Dublin addressed the issue of migration and warned “the way we treat migrants and especially refugees is a barometer of our humanity”.

2019.03.13.
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