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Honour St Oliver Plunkett and stand up for your faith

Standing up for your faith is not the stuff of ancient history. In Ireland, Catholics and Christians are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel.

2017.07.03.

Ireland and the world need miracles of mercy

Help me, O Lord, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbours’ needs and not be indifferent to their pains and moanings.

2017.04.24.

Archbishop of Armagh gives keynote speech at inaugural Iona Institute Northern Ireland conference

Our faith has a lot to say about the nihilism and despair of a throwaway culture that has driven young people to self-destruction. Our Church’s teachings would seriously question such a limited view of individual rights that would dispute the equality of life of a mother and her unborn baby.

2017.03.27.

Pope Francis closes Year of Mercy with apostolic letter

‘Misericordia et misera’ extends a number of initiatives begun in the Holy Year, asks the Missionaries of Mercy to continue their ministry, and grants all priests the right to absolve sin of abortion.

2016.11.22.

“Human life is the most fundamental right of all”

President of the World Meeting of Families 2018, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, told reporters that the right to life “is a fundamental issue for the Church everywhere” and the Church “is not going to change its position on that”.

2016.10.25.

Primate “taken aback” by victims’ claim he fobbed them off

“I have always maintained that the Catholic Church must fully accept its responsibilities to those who have suffered abuse."

2016.09.29.

‘Conflict and injustice have taken a toll on Jerusalem’

“No individual, family, community or nation is exempt from the duty to live in justice and to work for peace” Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Bishop William Hanna Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

2016.09.16.

Mass of canonisation of Mother Teresa today on RTÉ One

Archbishop Martin will be interviewed by Dame Anne Widdecome in a BBC 'Songs of Praise' special on Sunday evening which also features interviews with Loreto Sisters about Mother Teresa’s time in Dublin.

2016.09.04.

St Anthony – help Irish goals to find the net in Lyon!

Caller to RTE's Liveline programme enlists the help of the popular saint to progress Irish soccer hopes.

2016.06.26.

Bishops restate solidarity with refugees & persecuted Christians

“Today our witness to the distress of refugees should be a call to action.”

2016.06.21.

Archbishop Martin welcomes St Anthony’s relics to Armagh

Primate of All Ireland implores Saint to help Irish people rediscover the gifts of faith, hope and love.

2016.06.17.

Irish Church must become passionate again

"We live in a world which is often harsh and violent. We have witnessed horrific, hate-filled violence and retaliation on our streets again," Archbishop of Dublin.

2016.03.25.

Primate pleas for information on the Disappeared

“Even at this late stage, the remaining families can experience the consolation of being able to offer a Christian burial to their loved ones”.

2016.03.21.

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.

Primate pays tribute to children’s faith

On matters of faith, life and love in new children's book, Pope Francis never comes across as a ‘know-it-all’ - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2016.03.02.

Mullingar Cathedral hosts “24 Hours of Mercy”

Other dioceses host 24 hour vigil as part of the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.

2016.03.02.

Minister for Tourism hopes Pope will visit Knock

Speaking at last week’s meeting of Mayo County Council, Minister Ring said, “I hope the Pope sees fit to come to Knock and relaunch Knock Shrine.”

2015.11.20.

Primate hosts cross-border talks on climate change

Summit in Paris provides a historic opportunity to re-balance the equation towards more just and sustainable development: Archbishop Martin.

2015.11.19.

May God reward him & comfort all of you in your grief

Message of sympathy from Archbishop Eamon Martin read at the Funeral Mass of slain Garda, Anthony Golden.

2015.10.16.

UN must address migrant tragedy: Italian bishops

“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.

2015.08.18.

Primate meets with pro-gay faith groups

Archbishop of Armagh hears that a lack of affirmation of gay persons by the Churches has contributed to the raised rate of suicide, particularly among gay men.

2015.07.29.

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.

Cloyne ordination is one of five this weekend

Priests ordained for Armagh, Cashel & Emly, Clogher and Cloyne.

2015.07.05.

Former hurler to be ordained to the priesthood

Four men to be ordained this weekend for the dioceses of Armagh, Cashel & Emly and Clogher.

2015.07.03.

Pope to present pallium to two Irish Archbishops

Archbishops Eamon Martin and Kieran O'Reilly will be among the 46 prelates who will receive the pallium in the Vatican on Monday.

2015.06.27.

St Columbanus’ message was a call to conversion

Primate of All Ireland leads celebration at St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh of a national Mass of Thanksgiving marking the 14th centenary of the Saint’s death.

2015.06.23.

Church to mark 1400th anniversary of St Columban

The sixth century saint is remembered as one of the greatest of the Irish missionary monks and revered across parts of Europe.

2015.06.05.

Primate reiterates opposition to referendum proposal

The Church is not trying to hurt or offend anyone, “We simply want to respect the dignity of difference between male and female” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.05.14.

Primate urges Church to rekindle missionary zeal

Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.

2015.03.18.

Primate welcomes demise of academic selection

“No young person should be turned away from a Catholic school on the basis of their mark in an entrance test at the age of ten or eleven”.

2015.01.27.
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