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The Church must change, says Archbishop of Dublin

Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”

2019.04.19.

Religious educators of young people can learn from Don Giussani

The Church should no longer be satisfied “with simple recognition of fragments of residual faith that are still present from one generation to the next. They are important, but insufficient today to build strong faith.”

2019.02.14.

Young people tell Synod they want a more candid dialogue with Church

"A substantial number of young people do not ask the Church for anything because they do not see it as significant for their lives."

2019.01.12.

“Wonderful things are happening in the young Church.”

Sixty students from Ireland attended the SEEK2019 conference in the United States and have come back inspired.

2019.01.12.

Archbishop says young people need greater roles in the Church

“How can I bring more of these talented, articulate, faith-filled young people into the daily life and decision-making roles of the Church?”

2018.10.27.

Young people are agents of evangelisation and Church – Archbishop Eamon Martin at Synod

With formation and accompaniment, young people can be the missionary disciples who will bring the light of faith to their peers and even to those who are far away from Church.

2018.10.24.

Children of the Eucharist – new growth

Outreach to children prepares for new school year with expansion planned to US and Malta.

2018.09.21.

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.

Missing persons recalled in Dublin event

"If young people realised the distress it caused their families they would not do it," says Fr Aquinas Duffy.

2017.12.08.

“Our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation!”

Pope Francis releases message for 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

2017.12.06.

Pioneering youth priest awarded Limerick Person of the Month

Fr Chris O’Donnell made national headlines when a campaign was launched by hundreds of young people appealing to Pope Francis to keep him in Limerick.

2017.09.02.

Prayers for Barcelona at youth festival

Over 1,000 young people pray for victims of terrorist attack at Youth 2000 summer festival in Tipperary.

2017.08.19.

Homeless young people are living in limbo, says report

The study, carried out by Dr Paula Mayock and Sarah Parker of Trinity’s School of Social Work and Social Policy, highlights causes of homelessness among young people, including family breakdown, leaving State care, early school leaving and lack of access to employment.

2017.05.31.

Servant Sisters open new base in Ireland

New community in Roscommon will honour Sr Clare Crockett, who died in earthquake last year in Ecuador.

2017.05.13.

Help for young people making decisions in life

Cardinal Martini began Samuel Groups in Italy in 1989. Each year for the following decade he brought together about 200 young people in his diocese of Milan for monthly meetings on Sunday afternoons.

2016.12.01.

John Paul II awards celebrate the gift of young people

“It is my fervent hope that you will go forward from here to bring joy and hope to the life of the Church in your local parish area and beyond,” says Archbishop Neary.

2016.11.21.

Faith and counselling helped me cope with Columbine

Principal of Columbine High will speak at event in Dublin highlighting mental health awareness on 14 September.

2016.09.09.

Young People are carrying out Christ’s teachings: McVerry

"I think they are living the gospel of Jesus, the gospel message of caring and compassion, even though they may not be coming to church.”

2016.06.24.

Youth 2000 Christmas retreat is biggest yet

“It is one of the few movements really reaching out to the under eighteens. We want to reach young people as early as possible and share this good news with them.”

2015.12.27.

Kerry diocese launches youth initiative

“Ógra Beo is an opportunity to build on the strengths we already have in our diocese" - Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry.

2015.10.23.

Bishop Browne launches new Ógra Beo programme

Faith-based parish programme is geared towards post primary young people.

2015.10.18.

‘The Church needs to listen and converse more’

Preparation for Limerick's synod in 2016 continues as diocese hears from business, sporting, local government and arts communities.

2015.10.15.

Review of parish pastoral councils in Dublin diocese

Over 10 years ago, Archbishop Martin began promoting the concept of lay people working in partnership with clergy in running parishes.

2015.09.18.

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.

Bishop Leahy draws lessons from Referendum result

"We haven’t perhaps communicated sufficiently the art of critical discernment in the light of the Gospel and faith," says bishop of Limerick.

2015.05.30.

Lack of vocations a concern for bishop-elect

Fr Alphonsus Cullinan will be ordained Bishop of Waterford & Lismore this Sunday.

2015.04.09.

Tribute to Communion and Liberation founder

Archbishop of Dublin presides at Mass to mark tenth anniversary of Don Luigi Giussani’s death and 60th anniversary of the founding of his movement.

2015.02.19.

Archbishop offers to dialogue with young people

A “huge new generation is emerging whose faith has to be nourished in a new way”.

2014.09.15.

Make yourselves available for God’s plan: Pope

Pontiff warns that a spiritual desert is robbing young people of hope and even life itself.

2014.08.17.

Pope Francis releases World Youth Day 2014 message

“Say No to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture."

2014.02.07.
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