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Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop asks for prayers following tragic deaths of Co. Tyrone teens

“When the lives of three young people are taken away so abruptly, and in the fullness of their youth and potential, we are left speechless and the grief is overwhelming.”

2019.03.19.

Primate’s St Patrick’s Day message highlights uncertainty over Brexit

Families across the island of Ireland - including those who live and work along the border and those who make their living from farming, business and haulage - have expressed anxiety about the future to Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.03.17.

Don’t let season of Lent pass in vain says Pope

Leave behind your selfishness and share your goods, appeals pontiff, by living three pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

2019.03.06.

People expect not “predictable condemnations” but “concrete measures”

Pope calls upon those present at vital safeguarding conference to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and to be concrete.

2019.02.22.

Abuse survivors are “precious members of the Body of Christ”

In a message issued ahead of the Vatican’s abuse summit this week, Archbishop Eamon Martin tells survivors, “I am truly sorry for what was done to you.”

2019.02.20.

Prayers and candles lit across the country yesterday for victims of sexual abuse

"I am hoping we in Ireland can share the terrible things that have happened here, so that other countries in the world that have not yet recognised or noticed among them that abuse is happening may be alerted."

2019.02.16.

There is still mistrust of Church in Ireland over abuse, says Primate

“The example of Ireland is a very good one if the Church would look at it more closely and extrapolate from it out to the wider Church and then from that into society, in areas where there are not good practices” – anti-abuse campaigner Marie Collins.

2019.02.15.

Candles of Atonement to mark Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse

Lighting the candles of atonement will bring to mind those who have been left “with lifelong suffering as a result of abuse, whose trust was so deeply betrayed and whose faith has been so cruelly tested within the sanctity of the Church”.

2019.02.12.

Bishop Larry Duffy answers ‘call within a call’ in Monaghan Cathedral consecration

“Imagine if everyone could find their unique ‘call within a call’; say their personal ‘Here I am, Lord’ and become part of the new evangelisation in Ireland!”

2019.02.11.

New Bishop of Clogher chooses “God is love” as his motto

"I am Larry Duffy – a human being; I enjoy people; I love the Church and I try to follow Christ – poorly at times. I am a sinner like the rest – that is the package.”

2019.02.10.

Primate appeals to politicians to work together as Brexit looms

“I would ask this question: we are only seven or eight weeks from the proposed date of exit. I wonder are we really thinking enough about the impact on people on the ground?”

2019.01.29.

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.
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