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Prayers for Purfleet: Archbishop of Armagh appeals for help to end human trafficking

“Let us resolve to raise awareness, to keep our eyes open and to cooperate at all levels of society for an end to this evil in our midst,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.

2019.10.28.

Laudato Tree project aims to create corridor of trees across Africa

“I think this project could especially catch the imagination of the young people of Ireland, in their youth groups, schools, colleges and workplaces,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.10.06.

March for their Lives protests Northern Ireland abortion law

"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."

2019.09.09.

Bringing faith to politics is not an optional extra, Archbishop Martin tells summer school

“These values are defended by the Church precisely because they are human even before they are Christian; they are rooted in the natural law and accessible to reason.”

2019.09.07.

“This sculpture is much more than a work of art”

Archbishop Eamon Martin unveils new statue of St Oliver Plunkett by Dony MacManus in honour of martyrs yesterday, today and tomorrow.

2019.07.12.

Eucharistic adoration to become more prevalent as Mass numbers decline

“In the future when weekday and even Sunday Mass is not available, some of you might be formed to lead a period of guided adoration with prayers, praise and sharing of the Word of God.”

2019.06.17.

Be fearless in your work to restore hope, Armagh Archbishops say in joint Easter message

“We can use the energy and power of Christ’s resurrection to bring hope and purpose into our own lives and into the lives of others.”

2019.04.14.

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.

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.

Bishops’ online Advent calendar has more features than ever

"Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. As Christians, we must always be prepared for the coming of the Lord." – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.12.03.

“To remember the dead is important to the practice of our faith.”

Can we learn from their shared sacrifice, a full century after the so-called “war to end all wars’? asks Archbishop Eamon Martin in an interfaith service in Belfast.

2018.11.12.

Pilgrimage of hope and peace to Ulster and Irish war graves

“The pilgrimage will be a witness to hope and will enable us to forge even greater friendships and work yet harder for peace together in the future.”

2018.05.19.

New book of meditations by CofI Archbishop launched

‘Shouldering the Lamb: Reflections on an Icon’ by Dr Richard Clarke of Armagh contains 11 meditations on the ancient figure of the shepherd carrying a lamb across his shoulders.

2017.12.20.

Reconcile the Reformation and build Church Unity

I am convinced that in the midst of an increasingly secular world, we in the various Christian traditions are called to combine our efforts, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

2017.10.09.

Primate cautions against “disrespect for life” in rush to repeal 8th

“I think there is a huge groundswell for the protection of life.”

2017.07.11.

Primate outlines vision for parishes and dioceses of the future

“It will be impossible for us to hold on to the ways we lived parish in the past. The parishes of tomorrow will be ‘communities of intentional disciples’ sustained by committed and formed lay people.”

2016.12.06.

Festival Day of St Oliver Plunkett to be celebrated today

"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”

2016.07.03.

Relics of St Oliver Plunkett return to Kilmore

On Tuesday 7 June, the relics will arrive at Kilmore diocesan centre at 10am and will be available for veneration until 10pm that evening.

2016.06.02.

Primate holds meetings with DUP and Sinn Féin

Church delegation highlights the need to respect the right of faith-based groups to provide services in accordance with their religious ethos and values.

2016.04.13.

Lá le Pádraig is a day of celebration and challenge

We cannot think of Patrick - the captive, the slave in exile, the undocumented, the migrant - without acknowledging the enormous humanitarian challenges facing so many.

2016.03.17.

Investiture of Archbishop Martin with pallium

Catholics and Christians “are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel”.

2015.07.05.

Synod without married laity will lack authority: ACI

"Priests who left the Church to marry should be invited back and would bring the experience of marriage to their ministry."

2015.05.27.

‘What can we do to tackle scandal of trafficking’

Catholic Primate says New Year's resolution should include personal and public awareness of what trafficking is and how it can be prevented.

2015.01.01.

Time to rebuild trust between Church & media

"The Church and media share similar goals - to seek out the truth and highlight injustice," Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Radharc Trust awards ceremony.

2014.10.23.

Cardinal Brady confirms resignation sent to Rome

“I look forward to the day when my resignation will be accepted.”

2014.08.16.

Cardinal to lead St Oliver Plunkett procession

Dom Aidan Bellenger, Abbot of Downside Abbey, the location of St Oliver's tomb, to preach homily.

2014.07.05.

Archbishop Martin leads tributes to poet Seamus Heaney

He was "at heart a quiet Irish man who wrote our story without rhetoric.”

2013.08.31.
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