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Appeal goes out for unwanted Christmas gifts

Don’t exchange unwanted Christmas gifts. Bring them to Pro-Cathedral – Crosscare.

2018.12.28.

“God is really present on our streets this Christmas, but do we recognise him?”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ponders implications of Irish people’s expressed concern that the celebration of Christmas has become too commercial.

2018.12.25.

Palestrina Choir issues festive new CD for Christmas

The CD features timeless carols as well as modern compositions by Irish composers, and choral pieces that are instantly evocative of the Christmas season.

2018.12.04.

Ahead of Red Wednesday “horrific reality” of persecuted Christians highlighted

“We state definitively that those who do not respect freedom of thought, conscience and religion must be held to account” – Chair of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alan McGuckian.

2018.11.27.

Archbishop pays tribute to Dublin priests’ 1000 years of ministry

“Social media are powerful instruments yet paradoxically they can sadly become a trap for fruitless and at times even nasty internal Church polemics.”

2018.11.13.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna RIP – her faith sustained her says priest at funeral

Priest thanked Emma for the hope she expressed: “that people are good and have a capacity to learn from mistakes and that what happened to you should not happen to any other woman in our land.”

2018.10.11.

Sadness as “maestro” Gerard Gillen bows out after 42 years

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to Maynooth professor’s life of dedicated “service to the Church and to the beauty and dignity of music in the liturgy”.

2018.10.02.

“An extremely special experience”

Engaged and newly married couples pay tribute to Pope Francis’ words of encouragement and practical advice.

2018.08.28.

The Papal visit will strengthen, comfort and challenge us

Pope Francis comes to challenge us all to be with those families that struggle and fail, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in Palm Sunday homily.

2018.03.26.

Church in Dublin set to welcome 31 catechumens and 1 candidate

“Your presence and activity are signs of the renewed sense of Christian vocation and call to holiness of all Christian faithful. I thank you for that witness" - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.02.20.

Carmelite prior installed as an ecumenical canon by CofI cathedral

It is “a great privilege to have Fr Brian McKay, long time and well-known Carmelite in Dublin, installed as an ecumenical canon of St Patrick’s Cathedral” – Canon Charles Mullen.

2018.01.23.

Church leaders express concern for homeless and migrants

“Courageous and decisive plans and sufficient funding to overcome the suffering and the deprivation of those who live on the precarious margins of society” is needed, Archbishop stresses.

2017.12.26.

Papal Nuncio’s crest inspired by Irish missionary bishop

A special liturgical reception was hosted at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin to formally welcome 60-year-old Nigerian, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the first African priest to hold the Church’s most senior diplomatic role in the State.

2017.11.14.

Priests who work in our parishes deserve unreserved gratitude – Archbishop

One of the biggest challenges facing the Irish Church at the moment is the shortage of candidates coming forward to priesthood and religious life – Bishop of Ferns.

2017.04.14.

St Patrick the migrant

Let us think about Patrick the ‘unlearned refugee’ (as he once described himself), the slave in exile, Patrick the undocumented migrant – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.03.17.

“We come to bid our farewell in this earthly life to Cardinal Desmond Connell”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by most of the Irish hierarchy and the Papal Nuncio for the funeral Mass of the late Dr Connell at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2017.02.25.

Bishop Walsh pays tribute to Cardinal Connell’s “passion and courage”

Expressing his condolences, Pope Francis recalled the late Archbishop of Dublin’s many contributions to the Church in Ireland, especially in the area of philosophical studies.

2017.02.24.

We often judge people in black & white: Archbishop

“Pope Francis doesn't set out to change the teaching of Jesus or say that in life’s choices anything goes; yet he constantly reaches out to those who find that teaching hard.”

2016.05.02.

Commemorating shouldn’t consist just in looking back

"The authors of the 1916 Proclamation were men of faith who dreamed dreams of hope for Ireland and for the Irish people," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.03.27.

‘Renewal won’t come about by leaving the Church’

The Church will not be reformed by the cries from outside of those who do not believe: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.

2016.03.21.

1916 Rising leaders knew the limits of the Church

“They had courage in abundance to follow their patriotic convictions. But they also drew courage from their faith to know how to live life and face death” - Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.18.

Archbishops in show of unity ahead of St Patrick Day

Archbishops Jackson and Martin to visit the new DIT Campus in Grangegorman for a religious service and the blessing of the shamrock.

2016.03.15.

Appeal for unwanted Christmas gifts for homeless

The donated 'unwanted' gifts will ensure that people who are struggling with life will get a small token of cheer next Christmas.

2015.12.27.

‘Some want a society with no place for God’

Ireland’s understanding of God is becoming “increasingly ambiguous” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns in Christmas homily.

2015.12.25.

Catholic schools must be a choice in pluralist Ireland

Baptising children simply to be able to attend a specific school is an abuse of baptism Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns.

2015.12.08.

Tragedy struck “at a beautiful moment in their lives”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads prayers and condolences for Berkeley victims saying "These young men and women were the products of what is best in Irish families".

2015.06.21.

Two ordained to the priesthood in Dublin

Fr Christopher Derwin at just 32 years old is the youngest diocesan priest in the archdiocese of Dublin while Fr Paul Glennon is 41.

2015.06.04.

Archbishops to lead Good Friday Walk of Witness

Ecumenical gesture presents a public sign of the Churches’ work and witness together to the wider community.

2015.04.01.
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