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Message from Archbishop Eamon Martin after Mass for the families of ‘The Disappeared’ – Palm Sunday 29 March 2015

“Some families are living a long Good Friday, and it is difficult for them to know the Easter promise of resurrection” “I appeal to the conscience of anyone who has information that might help to come forward to the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains” – Archbishop Martin It is a humbling experience […]

National Faith Development Team convenes its first meeting with leaders in Youth Ministry

A gathering for leaders working in the area of teen and young adult ministry was held today in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Over sixty leaders representing Catholic Schools’ Trusts, Retreat Centres, schools, University chaplaincy, parishes and Dioceses up and down the country met to discuss how they might work more effectively together to share Gospel […]

Church leaders’ statement at ‘Faithful Peacebuilding’ conference in Belfast

 Speaking at the international conference of the Irish Churches’ Peace Project in the Hilton Belfast Templepatrick, the leaders of the participating churches issued the following statement: “Against the backdrop of continuing political instability, the experience of the Irish Churches’ Peace Project (ICPP) highlights the contribution of local leadership in rebuilding trust and overcoming remaining obstacles […]

Address by Bishop Donal McKeown at the Irish Churches Peace Project “Faithful Peacebuilding” International Conference

Ladies and gentlemen, it is an honour for me – as Chair of the Irish Churches Peace Project – to be able to welcome you here to this important gathering.  The formal project may have been in existence for under three years – but it genesis goes back much further.  It was about 2008 that […]

Terry Waite to address ‘Faithful Peacebuilding’ conference in Belfast

The Irish Churches’ Peace Project (ICPP) is hosting a two-day international conference which opens this afternoon entitled ‘Faithful Peacebuilding’.  You are invited to send a representative.  Please note that a conference photographer will be available to provide pictures to media and a photocall will take place tomorrow morning.  Details are as follows: Venue      […]

Joint Holy Week and Easter 2015 message from the Archbishops of Armagh Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke

We join in wishing you all, wherever you may be, a blessed Holy Week and a joyful Eastertide. We invite you to enter with real spiritual seriousness into the powerful story of Holy Week so that you can experience personally and profoundly the joy and happiness of Easter. Easter Day is far more than a […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin congratulates Bishops Edward Daly and James Mehaffey on receiving the Freedom of the City of Derry

I warmly congratulate Bishop Edward Daly and Bishop James Mehaffey on their extraordinary civic achievement in being awarded the Freedom of the City of Derry. This special accolade is a fitting tribute to their Christian ministry and leadership. It is also appropriate that this honour is being conferred on both men at the same time […]

Acceptance Speech of Bishop Edward Daly

The acceptance Speech of Bishop Daly on the Conferring of freedom of the City of Derry on Bishop Edward Daly and Bishop James Mehaffey

Irish bishops pray for a renewed global commitment to respect freedom of conscience and religion

· Bishops join with Pope Francis in his prayers for an end to violent conflict and the “brutal persecution” of minorities in the name of religion Today Irish bishops prayed for a renewed global commitment to respect freedom of conscience and religion. Bishops hold that such action is necessary in order to protect young people […]

“The Teaching of the Church on Marriage Today” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

“The theme of marriage and the family is at the heart of reflection in the Church worldwide at this time in the light of the Synodal reflection initiated by Pope Francis.”

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