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Statement of Archbishop Eamon Martin on the publication of the report by the Commission of Inquiry into Mother & Baby Homes

“Above all we must continue to find ways of reaching out to those whose personal testimonies are central to this Report” – Archbishop Eamon I welcome the publication of the Mother & Baby Homes Report.  As a Church leader today, I accept that the Church was clearly part of that culture in which people were […]

Bishop Fintan Monahan congratulates Archbishop Eugene M. Nugent on his appointment as Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait and Qatar

Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, has congratulated Archbishop Eugene M. Nugent on his appointment by Pope Francis as Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait and Qatar.  Bishop Fintan said, “I warmly congratulate Archbishop Eugene on his appointment as Nuncio to Kuwait and Qatar.  Archbishop Eugene has always kept close links with the Diocese of Killaloe and […]

New Accord advertising campaign: ‘If you can’t talk to each other…talk to Accord’

Accord’s counselling service supports individuals, couples and families on 01 531 3331 and Accord spokesperson available for media interviews, see contact details below The largest counselling service in Ireland, Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG (Accord), supported by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has launched a multi-channel advertising campaign – across digital platforms, social […]

Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland: “As many people as possible stay at home for the sake of health, life and the Common Good”

“Faith and prayer can be a tremendous support to individuals and society during these difficult times”

Homily by Bishop Nulty for Mass on Second Sunday of Christmas, broadcast on KCLR 96FM

“No one needs to live in fear. I repeat don’t suffer in silence. Seek help and stop the abuse now whether it be emotional, psychological, physical or coercive control” – Bishop Nulty   Introduction “In the beginning was the Word” Saint John reminds us this morning as he did at the later Mass on Christmas Day; nine days later […]

“The defeat of the virus depends on all of us. Every man, woman and child is called to respond with responsibility” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

World Day of Peace 2021 – Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Dublin Pro-Cathedral 1 January 2021 We begin our New Year in a climate of concern and insecurity about our future.  Many live in fear and apprehension and rightly so. Many are tempted to see the future only in terms […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin thanks frontline workers for their “amazing works of mercy” during 2020

Homily for World Day of Peace 2021 and New Year message “2021 marks the centenary of a year that led to increased separation, discord and polarisation of relationships on this island … All the more reason, then, for us to commit to looking out for each other, developing greater mutual understanding and to building that culture […]

Church Leaders’ New Year Message

As 2021 begins, many people will be hopeful for a brighter and safer future. The pandemic of 2020 brought grief, anxiety and uncertainty, as well as economic loss and disruption of livelihoods. Many aspects of life that we had taken for granted, like visiting loved ones in nursing homes, or popping in to a see […]

‘A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’ – Pope Francis’ message for the 54th World Day of Peace on 1 January 2021

1.At the dawn of a new year, I extend cordial greetings to Heads of State and Government, leaders of International Organizations, spiritual leaders and followers of the different religions, and to men and women of good will. To all I offer my best wishes that the coming year will enable humanity to advance on the […]

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