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“Tolerance is never the fruit of rejection of the other”

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”.

2018.09.26.

Archbishop pays tribute to Irish missionaries

“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.”

2017.10.10.

“We need unequivocally to reject a culture of violence”

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.

2017.10.03.

Catholic schools must not be a source of division

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.

2017.09.26.

Archbishop calls for less divisive debate on school patronage

“The demand for Catholic schools is strong. The demand for other forms of patronage is growing. The process of diversification is still too slow.”

2016.09.28.

The Church is a protector and guarantor of true pluralism

“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."

2016.07.01.

New book explores role of faith in the Rising

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin launches '1916: The Church and the Rising' at the Capuchin Sacred Heart Hall in Dublin.

2016.04.01.

Ireland in 2016 needs a new social ethic: Archbishop

"People of belief and people with a secular inspiration must learn again to how speak with one another constructively and respect one another."

2016.03.15.

Pluralist Ireland needs a new theory of pluralism

Religions must respect legitimate autonomy of the secular order. Imposing a political programme in the name of God is making yourself into God.

2015.11.05.

100,000 Christians killed annually for their faith

Ongoing persecution is an issue that unites all Christians Bishop McAreavey tells Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade.

2015.05.14.

This is not a single-issue referendum: Bishop Nulty

“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.”

2015.05.04.

‘Ireland needs renewed sense of national purpose’

Archbishop of Dublin warns that healthy politics cannot be built on a culture of spin or a policy of just being against something.

2015.02.26.

We have great teachers in Ireland: Archbishop Martin

Irish society must ensure that teachers receive the recognition they deserve: financially; in social standing; and the way concerns are addressed and supported.

2014.10.03.

Council of Churches discusses Reformation’s legacy

German Protestant Church's special envoy for 500th anniversary of Reformation says Churches have to see the creative power of confessional difference.

2014.09.30.

Archbishop affirms “vital place” of Catholic education

New DCU Institute of Education brings together St Patrick’s Drumcondra, Mater Dei and CofI College of Education.

2014.06.21.

Bishop expresses concern for freedom of conscience

Bishop Leahy warns against “emptying religious freedom of any meaningful content” in the name of “tolerance or equality”.

2014.06.18.

Linking violence to God is perverse: Tauran

Religious leaders must be at the forefront of efforts to promote peace in their societies.

2014.05.13.

Synge Street school celebrates 150th anniversary

Pluralism in patronage must not lead to hidden elitism warns Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2014.05.06.

Most Catholic schools are inclusive: Archbishop

"There is no divine right to a Catholic near-monopoly in education in Ireland."

2014.05.01.

Minister addresses concerns on divesting of schools

Archbishop warns of resistance as everybody is in favour of diversity except for their own school.

2014.02.11.

Appeal for temperate language in gay marriage debate

Archbishop warns against harsh vindictive language at Mass for the sick.

2014.02.10.

Church leaders defend religious education in schools

Good religious education is a “fundamental part of the DNA of a pluralist system”.

2014.02.03.

Loyola Institute explores role of theology in the university

Head of German Research Council discusses challenges and contributions of theology.

2013.10.25.
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