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Diarmuid Martin

New Wicklow pastoral centre to help pass on message of Christ to next generation

“The Church must reach out to new generations, to a new culture. It must be in touch with the new anguishes and challenges of people. It must reach out to those who are marginalised and abused,” said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2020.02.24.

Blessed John Sullivan – a model of an ecumenical saint

"Catholics must learn from the faith and the expressions of faith and holiness in other Churches," says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.

2020.02.23.

Dublin Archdiocese issues guidelines to prevent spread of flu and deadly coronavirus

“As a community of faith, we need to take proper care of ourselves. We must take care not to spread the flu,” says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2020.02.10.

Mount Merrion to host Dublin Diocesan World Day of Peace Mass on Wednesday

This path of reconciliation is a summons to discover in the depths of our heart the power of forgiveness and the capacity to acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters, says Pope Francis.

2019.12.30.

Archbishop horrified at ‘traces of racism’ among Christian believers in Dublin

The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ should only arouse heartfelt concern in the Christian heart, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2019.12.01.

Parish incomes rise in Dublin reveal Share Sunday financial reports

"The people of the diocese have been very generous over these years in supporting Share even at moments of serious economic difficulties. I thank you for that generosity and I encourage you to continue in the support given to Share," says Archbishop Martin

2019.11.24.

Retirement of two bishops and ordination of a deacon at Mass for Dublin’s patron saint

The Mass for the feast of St Laurence O’Toole was “a sign of the continuity of the mission of the Church and the way that the message of Jesus shows its relevance from one generation to the next”, said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2019.11.18.

Newman’s canonisation is celebrated at the saint’s own University Church

‘The kindly light will never be defended by nastiness and bitterness,’ Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells social media pundits and online trolls.

2019.10.21.

One year on, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reflects on Papal visit

"The Church must learn anew the ability to speak the things of God – not to flee from the realities of life, but to challenge the men and women of our time and the culture of our time to become the seedbed of a new humanity."

2019.08.26.

Archbishop condemns knife violence following funeral of stab victim

“Once again, I am shocked and saddened to see further incidents of senseless stabbings and knife crimes – especially among young people – in our city and in our country and in other countries."

2019.05.20.

Mass of Remembrance offered for victims and survivors of Sri Lankan bombings

"Men and women of violence betray the deep desire of humanity the world over for a future of peace."

2019.04.29.

Prayers for Lyra McKee at Way of the Cross in the Phoenix Park

"Violence is always a blind alley that only leads to further violence."

2019.04.20.

Prayers for mothers – and fathers – on Mothering Sunday

“Lord bless our Christian mothers; Lord Bless our Christian fathers.”

2019.04.01.

Caution needed over anti-abortion protests, Archbishop warns

“I would be particularly cautious about protesting against GPs because everybody is going there, and people go there for all sorts of reasons.”

2019.01.07.

Dublin to hold parish food appeal for Crosscare next weekend

The generosity of parishioners last year meant that 10,000 emergency hampers were distributed to those most in need before Christmas.

2018.11.26.

New pastoral centre for Newtownpark parish

"We want to be bringing people into the Church as much as possible. This new pastoral centre is going to really help us to do that.” – Fr Dermot Leycock

2018.10.29.

Victims of RMS Leinster disaster remembered at Pro-Cathedral

“In times before Aer Lingus or Ryanair had become the common ways of transport, the mail boat had a special place in the sorrows and joys of the people of Dublin."

2018.10.22.

Archbishop says Irish Church needs to reflect “with urgency” on the future

The Church in Ireland must work towards becoming “more authentically the Church of Jesus Christ in a culture that is different”.

2018.09.09.

Ireland’s largest pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Dublin aboard seven aircraft

Every aspect of the pilgrimage is prayer-filled, said spiritual director, Fr John Gilligan

2018.09.08.

Dublin parishes charged with drawing up an agenda for renewal following Pope’s visit

"One challenge facing the Church in Ireland is that of discerning where the essentials of the Christian life lie and how our institutions witness to what is essential."

2018.09.03.

Pope’s car will be used by Foyle Search and Rescue in Derry

“From my time as a priest in Derry, I know how Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers work selflessly to help those who are vulnerable and in need” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.31.

Dublin Camino for WMOF2018

Seven churches involved in ecumenical endeavour.

2018.08.19.

Our world begs for unity, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis gives the homily at the service marking the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.

2018.06.22.

Four new deacons for Dublin

"The ministry of a deacon is a ministry of personal integrity." – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.06.04.

The Risen Lord is among us, says Diarmuid Martin

Jesus is risen and is with us and He helps us to be people of life and light in a time marked by many dimensions of darkness.

2018.04.02.

McAleese’s ‘misogynistic’ challenge deserves a hearing, says Archbishop of Dublin

The most significant negative factor that influences attitudes to the Church in today’s Ireland is the place of women in the Church – Diarmuid Martin.

2018.03.11.

Dublin in a Decade – Archbishop reflects on parish prospects with fewer priests

Without the continued support of religous orders, Dublin could face a 70% drop in the number of its priests by 2030

2017.11.20.

The Irish Church can learn much from Brazil

Very rarely in Ireland today would one see such a youthful and enthusiastic faith as you show, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells Dublin's Brazilian community.

2017.10.16.

Mater Dei providing emergency housing for homeless families

The crisis of homelessness and poverty persists right across our diocese and our country

2017.09.17.

Diarmuid Martin gives a St Kilian’s Day vision of the future for our Church

The Church has to become less narrowly institutional and allow other forms of charismatic presence to animate it.

2017.07.09.
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