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Bishops invite faithful to join Pope Francis in praying for people of Syria

Prayer gatherings to take place on Monday 31 October Faithful encouraged to use hashtag #PeacePossible4Syria Irish bishops are inviting the faithful to join with them and with Pope Francis to pray for peace in the Middle East and especially for the people of Syria on Monday 31 October, which is a public holiday in Ireland. […]

Bishop Denis Brennan to attend Santa Marta Group to combat human trafficking

Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns, will represent the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference at the upcoming annual general meeting of the Santa Marta Group in Rome on 26 and 27 October 2016.  An initiative of Pope Francis, the Santa Marta Group is an alliance of bishops and police chiefs from around the world, working with […]

Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for Eucharistic Commemoration of 1916

Kilmainham Jail, 23rd October 2016 Last Sunday’s Gospel reminded us that we must pray often without tiring.  In today’s Gospel, Saint Luke places the emphasis on how we pray and what our attitude in prayer and in our lives should be like. The Gospel is a little more complex than at first sight.  Our immediate […]

Address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at the launch of preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018

DCU Saint Patrick’s Drumcondra Campus, Dublin · “One of my hopes is that we will develop Catholic family support groups at diocesan and parish level which might not only assist with marriage preparation, but also with supporting couples in the years immediately following marriage” · “A challenge for our preparation and celebration of the World […]

Speaking notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at launch of World Meeting of Families Process

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS ON AMORIS LAETITIA DCU Saint Patrick’s Campus, 22nd October 2016 Amoris Laetitia is a document which addresses an extraordinarily wide and varied scenario.  It is the fruit of a unique process wished for by Pope Francis himself and which included worldwide consultations and the consideration of two sessions Synods of Bishops. Amoris Laetitia itself is then Pope […]

Reflections of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin at The Irish Catholic Conference on ‘The Future of Faith Based Schools in a Secular Society’

  Charlemont Hilton Hotel Dublin, 20 October 2016 If you want to understand the value and the contribution of faith-based schools in any society, I believe that your starting point must be a broad reflection on the role of education. Pope Benedict on a number of occasions spoke of what he called an educational emergency. […]

Media Diary Notice: Archbishops to launch preparations for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin

This Saturday, you or a representative are invited to a special conference marking the Catholic Church’s celebration of family and family life.  Guest speakers will include the co-chairs of the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin who, along with […]

Bishop Noel Treanor announces clerical appointments in the Diocese of Down and Connor

Clerical Appointments Diocese of Down and Connor 14th October 2016 In response to the pastoral needs of the people of the Diocese of Down and Connor, Bishop Noel Treanor has made the following clerical appointments which will take effect on Friday 28th October 2016: Very Rev Martin Kelly to retire as a Pastoral Emeritus Very Rev […]

Opening address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at the National Board’s Safeguarding Conference in Tullamore, Co Offaly  

Introduction  Friends, this conference provides all of us with an opportunity to reflect on where the journey of ‘safeguarding’ in the Church has taken us.  I am honoured – especially as a previous National Board member – to give the opening address.  I encourage you to participate fully in this important event: by listening carefully […]

Bishop Brendan Leahy pays tribute to Maura Hyland on her retirement from Veritas

Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick and President of Veritas, the publishing company of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has released the following statement on the retirement today of Ms Maura Hyland as Director of Veritas. “On this milestone day for Veritas, I wish to acknowledge with gratitude Maura’s thirty-five years of selfless service as […]

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