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Archbishop Michael Jackson

Parisians grieve destruction of Notre Dame

President Michael D. Higgins expressed the “solidarity of the Irish people with the people of France at the catastrophic damage to one of the most iconic buildings in Europe”.

2019.04.16.

Archbishop Jackson reconsecrates St Michan’s Crypt

The crypt under St Michan’s was broken into in February and vandalised, and the head of the 800-year-old mummy known as ‘the Crusader’ was stolen along with another skull.

2019.04.12.

Ancient burials in St Michan’s crypt desecrated

“Not only have these individuals desecrated the sacred crypt but they have destroyed these historic mummies which have been preserved in St Michan’s for hundreds of years” – Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2019.02.26.

Story of first Christmas is one of a young couple looking for accommodation

Catholic Bishop of Meath and Church of Ireland Primate focus on the human cost of the homeless crisis in their Christmas messages.

2018.12.18.

New resting place for the heart of St Laurence O’Toole

Archbishop Michael Jackson to bless and dedicate relic of Dublin’s patron Saint at a service of Festal Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral on 14 November.

2018.11.09.

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.

Missing heart – relic of Dublin’s patron saint – is returned

Moment of joy as Gardaí hand over precious relic to Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Dr Michael Jackson at service of Choral Evensong yesterday.

2018.04.27.

Ecumenical Bible Week focuses on Handing on the Faith

Symposium will include presentations by John Waters on ‘Taking us Back to the Father’, Rev Ginnie Kennerley on ‘The Family Today: Healing and Expansion in Christ’, and Nick Park on ‘Modern Family – Ancient Problems’.

2018.04.25.

Life of faith in a post-Hawking era is not easy: CofI Primate

“People of faith cannot escape, nor should we want to escape, the expansion of perspective on the cosmos that he has given us."

2018.04.04.

Church leaders oppose unrestricted access to abortion

Repealing the eighth amendment and introducing a liberal abortion regime will result in terminations not just up to 12 weeks but in some cases right up to the point of birth - Bishop Leahy.

2018.02.06.

Church leaders express concern for homeless and migrants

“Courageous and decisive plans and sufficient funding to overcome the suffering and the deprivation of those who live on the precarious margins of society” is needed, Archbishop stresses.

2017.12.26.

Christmas messages focus on homeless crisis and direct provision

“Christmas asks of us that we turn from singing carols to raising our voices to ensure the voices of the vulnerable are heard and their needs recognised” - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2017.12.19.

Archbishop expresses concern over level of child homelessness

The annual Black Santa Sit Out, which raises up to €50,000 for charity, was launched on Wednesday by Archbishop Michael Jackson and the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

2017.12.15.

Historic Agreement on the Holy Spirit signed in Dublin

“We have worked together as two families who have become one family” – Archbishop Michael Jackson of Dublin and Glendalough.

2017.10.31.

Mary Immaculate College to Host Major Conference on Martin Luther

Ireland’s largest Catholic third level college will host a major conference on Martin Luther and his relationship with the Catholic Church next week.

2017.09.30.

Tributes flow to former Church of Ireland Archbishop, Donald Caird

“The flourishing of others was the heartbeat of his humanity,” says Archbishop Jackson.

2017.06.03.

Archbishop Jackson prays in solidarity with Copts in Egypt

“It has become increasingly clear to us that respect for human life is sacrosanct and that it lies at the base of political life, dialogue and civil society.”

2017.05.31.

Devotees of Fr John Sullivan struck by relative’s uncanny resemblance to him

Church of Ireland Primate describes beatification as a “day of celebration and joy” in the context of the “unending need for reconciliation in Ireland”.

2017.05.17.

Overflow of joy at Fr Sullivan beatification in Dublin

Faithful to the vow of poverty, he gave immediately to others every gift he received.

2017.05.15.

Jesuit priest to be beatified in first for Ireland

Catholic and Anglican archbishop will together present the solemn petition asking for Fr John Sullivan SJ to be declared a ‘Blessed’.

2017.05.12.

Church of Ireland patrons concerned over school admissions proposals

“In recent years, faith schools have been poorly served, at times, by news media. Too often, there is a failure to ensure that hyperbole and opinion are counterbalanced with evidence-based facts.”

2017.04.14.

“We pray for Christians in Egypt who show such courage and resilience”

Church of Ireland’s Archbishop Michael Jackson and Pope Francis express solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians after Sunday’s deadly terror attacks.

2017.04.11.

“Is faith in God so problematic?” CofI Primate asks educational establishment

In an address to mark the quincentenary of the Reformation, Archbishop Michael Jackson said the challenge to universities is whether it is still really necessary to be ‘anti-religious’.

2017.02.21.

Irish Church leaders among witnesses to historical ecumenical event

“It would have been unimaginable to our parents’ generation to think that the Pope would be joining in the 500th commemoration of Martin Luther,” says bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2016.11.04.

Former president gives address as two new CofI priests ordained

"Where once communal life was characterised by a resilient faith, today many believers carry a grief and a loss of innocence in faith, in dogma, in religious institutions" - Mary McAleese.

2016.09.26.

CofI Archbishop recalls murder of Fr Jacques Hamel

“In a multi–cultural world, people will not stop witnessing to their faith, however irritating and embarrassing they might be" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2016.09.12.

Pope shocked by ‘barbarous’ killing of Fr Jacques Hamel

“The Catholic Church has no other weapons but prayer and brotherhood among all peoples.”

2016.07.27.

Pope & Church leaders respond to Brexit vote

“Many people in Ireland fear the impact that this momentous decision will have on their lives in ways that are still incalculable and unknown" - Archbishop Jackson.

2016.06.25.

“We pray for the people of the city of Orlando”

Attack in Pulse nightclub "reminds us yet again of the dreadful intent of terrorists" - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.06.15.

Diaconate: not a stop gap solution for shortage of priests

Archbishop of Dublin affirms vocation of deacon as complementary to other ministries and "a witness to the Christ who came 'not to be served but to serve'."

2016.06.05.
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