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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

WMOF documentary to feature on RTÉ

“We filmed in the months leading up to it and from the day [Pope Francis] arrived. That is captured and the highs and lows, the anticipation and the preparation for the event and then Croke Park and the days in the RDS and the papal mass” – Ciara Nic Chormaic.

2018.12.13.

St Laurence O’Toole: 900-year-old lessons for our time

The 12th century Irish saint was heavily involved in the events of his time – but he still found time to go on an annual 40-day prayer retreat.

2018.11.17.

Archbishop pays tribute to Dublin priests’ 1000 years of ministry

“Social media are powerful instruments yet paradoxically they can sadly become a trap for fruitless and at times even nasty internal Church polemics.”

2018.11.13.

Holy Cross College Clonliffe to be sold to the GAA

“It is no longer financially sustainable or prudent for the diocese to retain a property of this size and scale, which is no longer fit for its purposes”.

2018.10.12.

Standing room only as Finglas West bids farewell to beloved church building

The Church of the Annunciation, one of Ireland's largest church buildings, capable of holding more than 3,000 people, is now falling into disrepair. It will be replaced by a new 350-seat church more suited to the needs of the parish today.

2018.10.08.

Sadness as “maestro” Gerard Gillen bows out after 42 years

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to Maynooth professor’s life of dedicated “service to the Church and to the beauty and dignity of music in the liturgy”.

2018.10.02.

“Tolerance is never the fruit of rejection of the other”

In his homily at a Mass to open the academic year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that removing the Church entirely from Irish education could be “a deliberate misreading of Irish history”.

2018.09.26.

Dublin parish protests departure of beloved priest

“If the Archbishop appoints me, I see that as what God wants me to do. If I respond positively and go where he wants, I think it brings a grace.”

2018.09.16.

Dublin parishes charged with drawing up an agenda for renewal following Pope’s visit

"One challenge facing the Church in Ireland is that of discerning where the essentials of the Christian life lie and how our institutions witness to what is essential."

2018.09.03.

Pope’s Skoda to be given to Crosscare to help homeless

Staff will assist homeless families at the Mater Dei hub move on from this temporary facility to more secure, long-term accommodation.

2018.08.28.

Bells herald start of World Meeting of Families 2018

The family is not a closed place but must always be missionary and have that same drive towards the periphery, towards those who are marginalised – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.08.23.

“I am excited at the thought of returning to Ireland!” – Pope Francis

Pontiff offers warm words of greeting to the Irish people in a special video message and shares his hope that the WMOF2018 will be a source of encouragement to families.

2018.08.22.

Exhibition chronicles amazing feat of 1979 papal visit

Archbishop of Dublin recommends exhibit at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre to help people reflect on previous papal visit and the organisational skills required for the largest event ever held in Ireland.

2018.08.03.

Tributes paid to the late Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin served under Cardinal Desmond Connell and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin between 1994 and his retirement in 2009.

2018.07.31.

Star-spangled line-up for Festival of Families

Nathan Carter, Daniel O’Donnell, Riverdance, The Priests, Celine Byrne and Dana Masters among celebrities to sing before the Pope at WMOF.

2018.07.20.

Irish Church needs radical overhaul in its outreach to young people

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests, Frs Dominic Binh Viet Nguyen and Paul Binh Xuan, for Salesian order at St Patrick's College Maynooth.

2018.07.17.

“Irish Catholics have a special affection for the Columbans” – Archbishop Martin

“The Columban tradition has been one that embraces a unified mission of preaching the name of Jesus, caring for the poor and addressing the root causes of poverty and damage to God’s creation.”

2018.07.02.

New priests for Dublin and Clogher

Fr Robert Smyth was ordained on Friday for the Archdiocese of Dublin and Rev Seán Mulligan will be ordained today for the Diocese of Clogher.

2018.07.01.

Minister Madigan’s comments caused “considerable distress”: Archbishop

"Her expressed view that a mix up in a Dublin parish on one particular Saturday evening should lead to the Universal Church changing core teachings is bizarre.”

2018.06.27.

Brutal slaying of Justin Valdez recalled at Columban ceremony

“It is so shameful that this horrific death took place here in Ireland of a young vibrant young woman out walking and with a very bright future ahead of her. We ask for forgiveness from the Filipino people.”

2018.06.13.

Pope Francis will recite the Angelus at Knock on 26 August

Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.

2018.06.12.

Four deacons ordained in Maynooth

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presides at ordination of Rev Fergal Cummins of Meath, Rev Ricky O’Connor of Ferns, and Divine Word Missionaries, Rev Yanbo Chen and Rev Gerhard Osthues.

2018.05.29.

Church leaders react to referendum outcome

"As Church we will continue to explore effective ways to support women and their unborn children, families in difficulty and women who have had an abortion” - Bishop Kevin Doran.

2018.05.27.

Taoiseach opens first new Catholic secondary school for over 30 years

"True diversity must include the catholic religion," Leo Varadkar stresses as he pays tribute to religious congregations' contribution to education and healthcare.

2018.05.15.

Catholic ethos in schools must be defended – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

“What we need is variety in patronage, improvement in the quality of all schools and that is where real opportunity will arise,” the Archbishop said.

2018.05.10.

“Family is something that touches every aspect of our daily lives”

Parish community and clergy pay tribute to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for his inspirational leadership and his role in WMoF2018.

2018.04.10.

Way of the Cross provides rare public manifestation of faith

Around 1,000 people are expected to join Archbishop Martin today in Dublin's Phoenix Park to relive Christ’s passion -weather permitting

2018.03.30.

The Papal visit will strengthen, comfort and challenge us

Pope Francis comes to challenge us all to be with those families that struggle and fail, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in Palm Sunday homily.

2018.03.26.

Pope to receive WMOF2018 ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ today

Papal visit to Ireland expected to be confirmed as two Irish families set to meet the Pontiff at general audience today.

2018.03.21.

As cold snap hits, SVP pledge to help with fuel bills

SVP will look sympathetically on requests for assistance with high heating bills. 

2018.03.03.
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