Archbishop Diarmuid Martin appoints new Head of Diocesan Curia

02 Jul 2014

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today appointed Mgr. Paul Callan as Moderator of the Dublin Diocesan Curia.

Mgr. Callan replaces Co. Clare native, Mgr. Lorcan O’ Brian who has been appointed as Administrator to Donnybrook Parish.  Mgr. O’ Brien was the first person  to serve as Moderator in Dublin and at a meeting of the Curia  this morning, Archbishop Martin praised him for overseeing significant change over the past decade, and for his dedication and service to him personally.

49 year old Mgr. Callan is currently serving as private secretary to Archbishop Martin. Originally from Mount Merrion in Dublin he was a student in Holy Cross College Seminary for seven years.

Ordained by Bishop Joseph Carroll in 1992,  his first appointment was in Cabinteely Parish. He would later be appointed Curate in Donnybrook and then in St. Johns Parish in Clontarf. He has had a number of appointments as Chaplain including at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, Cura and currently to the Religious Sisters of Charity in Stanhope Street. Mgr. Callan is also a member of the Dublin Priests Council and the Diocesan Council.


  • A moderator of the curia,  under the authority of the Bishop, coordinates the exercise of  administrative duties and oversees those who hold offices and who minister in diocesan administration.
  • The Curia is the staff, clerical and lay people,  who work in the offices and administration of the Archdiocese
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