“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.”
In his homily at a Mass to open the academic year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that removing the Church entirely from Irish education could be “a deliberate misreading of Irish history”.
“They have been wonderful in their ability to contribute. Very often, as missionaries, they just do the work – they are not looking for the limelight.”
Address criminal drug gangs, moneylenders, violence in the home, against children, sexual violence and violence against people because of their sexuality, as well as hate-talk about immigrants, exhorts Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
At a Mass to mark the beginning of the new school year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that a narrow one-size-fits-all financial model can easily become a straitjacket for disadvantaged schools.
“The demand for Catholic schools is strong. The demand for other forms of patronage is growing. The process of diversification is still too slow.”
“In our age of flattened earth, narrowed horizons, conformity to a shallow consumerism and superficial variety that masks a deeper conformity, the role of the Church is to be the Church."
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin launches '1916: The Church and the Rising' at the Capuchin Sacred Heart Hall in Dublin.
"People of belief and people with a secular inspiration must learn again to how speak with one another constructively and respect one another."
Religions must respect legitimate autonomy of the secular order. Imposing a political programme in the name of God is making yourself into God.
Ongoing persecution is an issue that unites all Christians Bishop McAreavey tells Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade.
“At a time when we place emphasis on the richness of pluralism and ... diversity, it is a contradiction to minimise human differences. A father is not the same as a mother.”
Archbishop of Dublin warns that healthy politics cannot be built on a culture of spin or a policy of just being against something.
Irish society must ensure that teachers receive the recognition they deserve: financially; in social standing; and the way concerns are addressed and supported.
German Protestant Church's special envoy for 500th anniversary of Reformation says Churches have to see the creative power of confessional difference.
New DCU Institute of Education brings together St Patrick’s Drumcondra, Mater Dei and CofI College of Education.
Bishop Leahy warns against “emptying religious freedom of any meaningful content” in the name of “tolerance or equality”.
Religious leaders must be at the forefront of efforts to promote peace in their societies.
Pluralism in patronage must not lead to hidden elitism warns Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
"There is no divine right to a Catholic near-monopoly in education in Ireland."
Archbishop warns of resistance as everybody is in favour of diversity except for their own school.
Archbishop warns against harsh vindictive language at Mass for the sick.
Good religious education is a “fundamental part of the DNA of a pluralist system”.
Head of German Research Council discusses challenges and contributions of theology.