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Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, at Mass at Opening of Episcopal Conference Meeting, Maynooth

“This evening is a significant gathering in the life of the Irish Church.  It is an evening which clearly witnesses to the vitality of the Church in Ireland. It is a gathering which brings together men and women, lay and clerical, religious and bishops all of whom work together in support of a wide range […]

Statement from Bishop Noel Treanor on the death of Sr Frances Forde and Sr Marie Duddy

Upon receiving news of the tragic death of Sr Frances Forde and Sr Marie Duddy earlier today, the Irish Bishops in the plenary session of the Autumn gathering of the Irish Episcopal Conference prayed for both the sisters and for their Religious Congregation. Bishop Noel Treanor who was in attendance at the Irish Episcopal Conference […]

First Synod for 50 years in Ireland convoked by Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy

  Spring 2015 Synod will set out pathway of genuine renewal for the Diocese Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation.’ We are at a crucial time in the history of our Diocese. The missionary […]

Bishops ask faithful to support worldwide day of prayer on Sunday for the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, will represent the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference at the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of Bishops which will take place at the Vatican from 5 to 19 October, to discuss the topic: “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation.”  As this Sunday, 28 September, is the […]

Homily notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, 20 years of Mercy International Association

Archbishop Martin – Challenge for Synod is to be “open to ways of applying the primacy of mercy” “It is sometimes hard for us Christians to defend the authenticity of our language in a culture where the meaning of words can constantly change. Words, for example, are altered to be more politically correct.  This can […]

Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Ciciams XIX World Congress 2014

“I am very happy to welcome you all to this opening Mass of the XIX World Conference of CICIAMS and I congratulate CICIAMS Ireland on the fact that they wished to host this important international event, which brings together delegates from 22 countries. Jesus always had a special relationship with the sick.   As he journeyed […]

Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention

Down and Connor Faith and Life Convention

Building upon the success of the Living Church Congress held in September 2013 and arising from the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, the inaugural Faith & Life Convention was held on Saturday 20th September in Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast. The event was attended by over 600 clergy, religious and parish representatives, young and […]

Homily of Father Robert McCabe for the RTÉ televised Mass celebrating the United Nations Day for Peace

The key phrase of today’s Gospel “you have treated them the same as us” finds an echo in the ears of people who think their hard work has not been valued by an employer – or children whose “that’s not fair” expresses their annoyance that their parent or teacher has favourites. Today’s Gospel image of […]

Deanery changes in Dublin Archdiocese to increase the role of lay people in Diocesan Planning

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has adopted significant changes which will greatly enhance the participation of lay people in pastoral planning in the country’s largest Catholic diocese.

Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops meet to discuss contribution of the Churches to society

In the spirit of the recommendation of the International Anglican / Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission, regular meetings of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops take place in individual countries to discuss issues of common concern.  The third such meeting of Irish bishops took place in Dublin on 11 September last.  Ten bishops were […]

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