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Archbishop Eamon Martin

Unite behind pro-life medical professionals, Bishop urges

“Catholics and people who hold that all human life is sacred from the first moment of conception have no obligation whatsoever to obey this law.”

2019.01.05.

Church leaders focus on Brexit concerns in New Year’s messages

Archbishop Eamon Martin warns “There can be no going back to the days of violence and death on our streets” as he appeals to politicians to “reject divisive language and actions” during 2019.

2019.01.01.

Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore retires on health grounds

“Bishop Leo has worked untiringly with many others to bring the various stakeholders within the Catholic educational sector into dialogue, and promoted increased co-operation and collaboration.”

2018.12.31.

Primate to meet abuse survivors before crucial conference

“In the early New Year I will plan for further meetings to enable meaningful and constructive engagement with survivors and others in advance of the Rome convention,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.12.29.

Pope Francis appeals for fraternity in Yemen and Syria

In his traditional Christmas day Urbi et Orbi message, the Pontiff prayed that Syrians might “find fraternity after long years of war” and that Yemen’s recent truce would bring relief to its people and children “exhausted by war and famine”.

2018.12.26.

Abortion is “a huge moral mistake which this country will live to regret”

Archbishop Eamon Martin urges people to continue to witness to the fact that there are two lives worthy of protection.

2018.12.25.

The Church will never seek to hush up child abuse again, promises Pope

“Let it be clear that before these abominations the Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes.”

2018.12.22.

Archbishops urge faithful to think of the homeless this Christmas

“Think for a moment of what it would be like this Christmas to be without a home. To be without a place of shelter. To be out in the cold. To be on your own, living on the streets.”

2018.12.15.

Archbishop heartened to see work of Trócaire in Iraq

On a visit to region devastated by war, Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to Christians to support Trócaire Christmas appeal which “eases people’s suffering and allows them to dream of brighter days ahead”.

2018.12.14.

Popular local priest is to be new bishop in Monaghan

“He works easily with others and has no illusions about the pastoral challenges facing the Irish and universal Church today.”

2018.12.09.

Pray for politicians with big hearts, says bishop

Weigh your words carefully to respect the integrity of those who conscientiously differ from you, and speak with grace, warn church leaders in joint statement on Brexit.

2018.11.23.

Special focus on the family for 2018 Advent Calendar

An opportunity to “reflect on the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland last August when he invited us to welcome Christ in the bits and pieces, the ordinary moments of everyday life” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.11.20.

Tribute to Emma Mhic Mhathúna at Maynooth graduation

Archbishop Martin describes 37-year-old mother of five as a “woman of deep faith” who made "a deep impression right across the country”.

2018.11.11.

Archbishop says young people need greater roles in the Church

“How can I bring more of these talented, articulate, faith-filled young people into the daily life and decision-making roles of the Church?”

2018.10.27.

Primate hits out at Viganò for hijacking WMOF2018

“I felt our World Meeting of Families had been hijacked in a way by this particular letter,” Archbishop Eamon Martin says of controversial 25 August missive calling on Pope Francis to resign.

2018.10.23.

Religious superiors seek greater role for women at Synod of Bishops

Two groups representing nearly a million members of male and female religious orders plan to present Pope Francis with a proposal concerning women’s role at future synods.

2018.10.17.

Tributes paid to the late Bishop Laurence Forristal of Ossory

Funeral of the 87-year-old Bishop Emeritus who died on Wednesday will take place on Saturday at St Mary’s Cathedral.

2018.10.12.

Archbishop backs Pope’s Rosary plea

“Our Lady loves the prayer of the Rosary. She wants to hear and grant our petitions and requests.” – Archbishop Eamon Martin

2018.10.08.

A parish once again – Dundalk gains “independence” from Armagh

Church gains its own parish priest after nearly 150 years.

2018.10.06.

Archbishop honours the work of Columban missionaries

“Today, Columban missionaries are at the forefront of teaching about reconciliation and justice, caring for the earth, our common home, and pointing out how the poorest peoples of the world suffer most from the throwaway culture of greed and waste.”

2018.09.11.

Family is basic unit of society, WMOF Pastoral Congress hears

In supporting the family, the State cares for its citizens, but also strengthens and nurtures the foundations of society itself – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.23.

Primate hints at return visit by Pope Francis – to Northern Ireland

“A visit to Northern Ireland, particularly with our history and with all that we've been through, is going to require a dedicated time,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.18.

Trócaire appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Trócaire is deeply embedded in Irish culture and is an organisation people in Ireland are rightly proud of, said Caoimhe de Barra.

2018.08.16.

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.

Maynooth hosts International Federation of Catholic Universities

Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, and 200 university leaders discuss ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’.

2018.07.24.

Primate welcomes stamps marking papal visit

An Post expects huge interest in the stamps, one featuring Pope Francis and the depicting a family scene.

2018.07.14.

Nine ordained to priesthood by Archbishops of Armagh and Tuam

“Now we are blessed that the Church in Nigeria is generously sending her missionaries back to us. It is a wonderful exchange ... and the reality of today is that in many ways Ireland is ripe for mission and new evangelisation.”

2018.06.26.

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.

Church leaders pay tribute to Good Friday Agreement in Rome

“There are no quick fixes,” but the accord “gave us the opportunity – the breathing space – to look for goodwill”: Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2018.05.23.

Elphin mourns beloved Bishop Christy

Bishop Christopher Jones of Elphin worked tirelessly in the service of God and of the people of God in his diocese and further afield.

2018.05.20.
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