Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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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 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 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 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 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 […]