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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Dublin gears up to celebrate world’s first Word of God Sunday next week

“You may be surprised at the power you find in the Bible,” says Fr Pádraig McCarthy.

2020.01.20.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin “saddened” by news of Marian Finucane’s death

“Today there are thousands of children and young adults who are alive because of their [Marian and her husband, John's] work," Melanie Verwoerd, former South African Ambassador to Ireland.

2020.01.04.

“Racism and intolerance are dangerous explosives” – Archbishop Martin

In their World Day of Peace homilies, the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin focus on racism, fear of the immigrant, ecological conversion, the Rosary and Brexit.

2020.01.01.

WMF2018 company owes half the figure reported by media

Company set up to run the WMF2018 and Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland owes €2.5m not €4.5m as quoted in media reports.

2019.12.31.

“There is something special about Christmas and the Christmas message”

In his Christmas homily, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says Christmas is a moment when our faith emerges, even if we have drifted away from regular practice of that faith.

2019.12.25.

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference discusses refugees, homelessness and Advent

"We encourage all Catholics to make time during the season of Advent to celebrate and receive the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

2019.12.06.

Responsibility for sacramental preparation to shift to parishes

New approach, which will be centred on supporting parents in sharing faith with their children, will see voluntary lay catechists trained to prepare children for Baptism, Confession, First Communion and Confirmation.

2019.12.04.

Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to Archbishop Martin

At a service marking the Church of Ireland’s 150th anniversary of its Disestablishment, Archbishop Justin Welby describes the Archbishop of Dublin as "a wonderful man of God whose courage and leadership is known well beyond these shores".

2019.11.25.

Retirement of two bishops and ordination of a deacon at Mass for Dublin’s patron saint

The Mass for the feast of St Laurence O’Toole was “a sign of the continuity of the mission of the Church and the way that the message of Jesus shows its relevance from one generation to the next”, said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2019.11.18.

Archbishop distressed by those fomenting hostility towards asylum seekers

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Muire na Trócaire company of Girls Guides, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin appealed to young Guides not to be afraid to stand up against intolerance and disregard for those who are different.

2019.11.08.

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.
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