Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 31, 2004

1/01/05 World Day of Peace

WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2005 Opening Greeting ofMost Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Sandymount —————– I thank all of you have accepted my invitation to begin this year gathered in prayer to celebrate the World Day of Peace called by […]
December 2, 2004

2/12/04 Michael Littleton Lecture 2004: The Christian in the Public Square

R.T.E. MICHAEL LITTLETON LECTURE 2004  The Christian in the Public Square Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin————–R.T.E. Radio Centre, 2nd December 2004 “It is of supreme importance, especially in a pluralistic society, to work out a proper vision of the relationship between the political community and the Church, and to distinguish […]
December 1, 2004

1/12/04 De Paul Trust annual report launch – Talk of Archbishop Martin

DE PAUL TRUST Launch of the Annual Report 2003-2004Comments ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin————- Croke Park Conference Centre, 1st December 2004   The De Paul Trust is a relative newcomer to the Dublin scene but its roots, through the various branches of the Vincentian tradition, are deep.   Dublin has been […]
November 26, 2004

26/11/04 Launch of Crosscare’s Cedar Programme -Address of Archbishop Martin

LAUNCH OF CROSSCARE’S CEDAR PROGRAMME Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin Saint Vincent’s Centre for Deaf People26th November 2004 —————– Participation is of the essence of liturgy.   Second Vatican Council stressed the significance of the active participation of all in the liturgy as one of the major elements in the liturgical […]
November 13, 2004

14/11/04 Homily for Feast of St. Lawrence O’Toole

FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE O’TOOLE14th November 2007 ——————– Theme:  The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. Every generation has its own conceits about its times and we are no different.  Our conceit is that we live at a time of great change and that the pace of […]
November 12, 2004

12/11/04 75th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and the Holy See

IRELAND AND THE HOLY SEE 75th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations  Response ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin ——————– Pontifical Irish College, Rome 12th November 2004 We are all indebted to Professor Keogh for his presentation here this afternoon and for his original work over the years in […]
November 3, 2004

3/11/04 Talk of Archbishop Martin to The Ceifin Conference

CEIFIN CONFERENCE 2004 Imagining the Future  Imagining the Future for Organized Religion Speaking notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin———————West County Hotel and Conference Centre, Ennis3rd November 2004   A few weeks ago, I called a meeting at which the majority priests who work in the Archdiocese of Dublin were to […]
October 18, 2004

18/10/04 Homily of Archbishop Martin at the Mass for the opening of the Academic Year

SAINT PATRICK’S COLLEGE, DRUMCONDRA   Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year 2004 Homily ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin —————-18th October 2004   It is always a pleasure to return to Saint Patrick’s College.  I was ordained a priest in this Church in 1969.  It is one of the […]
October 16, 2004

16/10/04 Homily at Annual Interdenominational Remembrance Service of the Irish Kidney Association

Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin——————-Corpus Christi Church, Drumcondra16th October 2004   “God’s love is from generation to generation”. “His mercy is from generation to generation”.  This is a theme that rings out throughout the entire biblical tradition.  God’s love and mercy have accompanied the journeying of humankind […]
October 15, 2004

15/10/04 Has Religion a Role in a Technological Society?

ETHICS AND VALUES IN A DIGITAL AGE  Has Religion a Role in a Technological Society?   Reflections of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin   In today’s world the terms ethics and values are understood in different ways by different people.  To a lesser degree the same […]
October 4, 2004

4/10/04 Homily on the on the occasion of the commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term

THE BAR COUNCIL Votive Mass of the Holy Spiriton the occasion of the commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term Homily ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin Saint Michan’s Church, 4th October 2004   At the beginning of the Michaelmas Law Term we have come together to reflect on the Word […]
September 30, 2004

30/09/04 Address to the priests of the Diocese – Launching New Pastoral Initiatives

PARISHES WORKING TOGETHER FOR MISSION All Hallows College, Dublin, 30th September 2004 Address of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   This morning we had an interesting and useful discussion.  I thank Sister Helena O’Donoghue for the manner in which she guided our reflections.  We have looked at the […]
September 28, 2004

28/09/04 Address to the National Conference of Priests

Annual Conference of the National Conference of Priests of Ireland THE PRIEST: EVANGELIZER AND WITNESS Address of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————– Dromantine, Co Down 28th September 2004 When we talk about the ministry of priests, our first reflection must always be on the Eucharist.   The Eucharist […]
September 23, 2004

23/09/04 Conference on Equity, Health and Healthcare

CONFERENCE ON EQUITY, HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE Concluding comments ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin—————Kings Inns, Dublin   Only a few days ago, I addressed the diocesan social service agency Crosscare, noting that: “One of the great political challenges, right across Europe today, is how to reconcile strong economic growth with equity. How […]
September 21, 2004

21/09/04 Mass for the Opening of the School Year 2004-2005

Homily ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin ——————- Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 21st September 2004 I am particularly happy to be present here this evening, for the first time as Archbishop of Dublin, at the Mass for the opening of the school year 2004/2005.  I greet the teachers present, the representatives of teachers’ […]
September 17, 2004

17/09/04 Launch of Crosscare’s Annual Collection

LAUNCH OF CROSSCARE’S ANNUAL COLLECTIONSaint Laurence O’Toole Day/Food Centre ————————- Address ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MARTINArchbishop of Dublin Our daily news is filled with stories about tribunals, the state of our health service, traffic chaos – stories that interest us because they affect us in our daily lives. Crosscare supports people who rarely make […]
September 8, 2004

08/09/04 Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – Opening Homily

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to LourdesOpening HomilyMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin I am particularly happy to open the 2004 Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on the Feast of the Birthday of our Blessed Lady on this 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception. This is […]