Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 23, 2005

23/12/05 The Humility of Jesus’ Birth

 THE HUMILITY OF JESUS’ BIRTH Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland We often tend to think that Jesus was born in the humility of the manger by accident, because of the fact that uncaring innkeepers were not prepared to offer even a small corner of […]
December 12, 2005

11/12/05 Tsunami Fund Update

Dublin Diocese Tsunami Collection: Update Last January we held a special collection in all the Churches in Dublin for the victims of the Tsunami in South East Asia. The collection amounted to a staggering €4,095,331.25. The money was given to Trocaire, the Catholic Development Aid Organisation, asking that it be […]
December 2, 2005

29/11/05 Gaudiem Et Spes, Mater Dei

 Vatican II – Forty Years OnGAUDIUM ET SPES: THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————- Mater Dei Lecture Series, 29th November 2005  It is said that you will never get a committee to write a good document.  Gaudium et Spes, unlike most other […]
November 24, 2005

24/11/05 Leadership Lecture NCI

LEADERSHIP AND THE CHURCH Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–National College of Ireland, 24th November 2005            Three years ago it would never have entered my imagination that I would be speaking here today nor indeed that I would be here as Archbishop of Dublin.   Three […]
November 23, 2005

19/11/05 Mass for Anniversary of Frank Duff

Mass for 25th Anniversary of the Death of the Servant of God, Frank Duff Homily notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 19th November 2004           We come together on the twenty fifth anniversary of the death of the Servant of God, Frank Duff.  We remember his life and his work.  We remember […]
November 15, 2005

14/11/05 40th Anniversary of “Nostra Aetate”

  FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECREE “NOSTRA AETATE” OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- 14th November 2005 I would like to bring the formal part of our celebrations to a close by thanking all those who have […]
November 15, 2005

14/11/05 Irish Prisoners Overseas

IRISH PRISONERS OVERSEAS AND THEIR FAMILIES  Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– 14th November 2005 I am happy to be with you at this celebration of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas, even if I come as […]
November 14, 2005

14/11/05 Ordination to Diaconate

 ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Pro-Cathedral, Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole14th November 2005          Today is a very special occasion. We have come together to celebrate the Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole, Principal Patron of the Archdiocese, and to ordain to the […]
September 30, 2005

29/09/05 Positive Ageing Week

Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Pro Cathedral. 29th September 2005 Longevity is one of the characteristics of this generation, at least in the Western world.   For me longevity is a particular gift of God, which hopefully each individual can enjoy to the full and so […]
September 28, 2005

27/09/05 Master Painters Of Pakistan

Opening of Exhibition of Master Painters of Pakistan Nochtach Anama – A Nation Bares Its Soul[American College, Merrion Sqaure until October 13th] Remarks by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (Tuesday September 27th) It gives me great pleasure to be here this evening for the opening of this Exhibition – the first exhibition of […]
September 28, 2005

27/09/05 Homily for Opening of New School Year

MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 2005/2006  Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, September 27th 2005. This is a great time to be a teacher.  I am sure that for many of you who have education and […]
September 26, 2005

26/09/05 The Future of Europe – Challenges for Faith and Values

 THE FUTURE OF EUROPEChallenges for Faith and Values  Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Public Seminar, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 26th September 2005 “If we look at Europe as a civil community, signs of hope are not lacking: when we consider these signs with […]
September 20, 2005

19/09/05 Crosscare Appeal Launch

CROSSCARE PRESS CONFERENCE Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Food Centre, Portland Row, 19th September 2005 Crosscare, the social agency of the Dublin diocese, has been serving the poor and working to prevent poverty for over 60 years now.  There have been […]
September 14, 2005

8/09/05 OPENING OF THE 2005 DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

OPENING OF THE 2005 DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- 8th September 2005  I welcome all who have joined us on the 2005 Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  We have come from all corners of the diocese.  […]
September 6, 2005

2/09/05 Celebration of Marriage

Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- The Annual Mass for Celebration of Marriage Saints Mary and Peter, Arklow, 2nd September 2005 —————- First of all I think I must say congratulations, congratulations to our jubilarians, especially those who are celebrating 50 and […]
September 2, 2005

2/09/05 VMM Strategic Framework Launch

VMM STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK LAUNCH Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- All Hallows College, 2nd September 2005 These are very interesting and important times in the world of international development.  In the coming months, important decisions will be taken which will affect the […]
August 23, 2005

23/08/05 World Youth Day: Some reflections of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

WORLD YOUTH DAY Some reflections of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin—————————— There are two great heroes of World Youth Day: the Pope and the young people.  Both were marvellous in Cologne. Cologne was the first World Youth Day that I really attended.  I was in Rome for World Youth Day 2000, but […]
July 19, 2005

18/07/05 Will Ireland be Christian in 2030?

WILL IRELAND BE CHRISTIAN IN 2030?  Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland  Patrick MacGill Summer School, Glenties, 18th July 2005  A few weeks ago I was surprised by a remark on a German television talk show by Gregor Gysi, the leader of the […]
July 11, 2005

11/07/05 Reception of the Remains of Monsignor John J. Greehy

RECEPTION OF THE REMAINS OF MONSIGNOR JOHN J. GREEHY Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Church of Saint Joseph, Terenure, 11th July 2005  We have come to say farewell from this earthly journey to our friend, priest and teacher Monsignor John Greehy. Those of us who were […]
June 17, 2005

17/06/05 Crosscare Website Launch & Inauguration of “Celebrating Difference”

CROSSCARE WEBSITE LAUNCH & Inauguration of “Celebrating Difference” Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Saint Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, 17th June 2005 It is not so long since we launched the Crosscare Annual Report and here we are together again to launch a […]
June 14, 2005

13/06/05 Presentation of the Irish Edition of the Compendium Of The Social Doctrine Of The Church

  Presentation of the Irish Edition of the COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 13th June 2005   I remember well my first introduction into the world of international finance.  […]
June 3, 2005

3/06/05 International Assembly of Leprosy Mission International

INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF LEPROSY MISSION INTERNATIONAL  Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- An Grianan, Termonfechin, 3rd June  2005  I am very happy to be with you this evening for the presentation of the two Wellesley Bailey Awards to recipients from Brazil and […]
May 31, 2005

31/05/05 Wristband Launch

WRISTBAND LAUNCH Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 31st May 2005  Our launch today is a remarkable testament to the extraordinary event that was the last illness and death of Pope John Paul II.  One of the distinguishing […]
May 23, 2005

23/05/05 Appointment of New Bishop of Galway

Appointment of New Bishop of Galway Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Diarmuid Martin, has offered his prayers and best wishes to the newly appointed Bishop of Galway, Dr. Martin Drennan. Archbishop Martin noted that Bishop Drennan had won great respect from the priests and people […]
May 16, 2005

16/05/05 Trinity Monday

TRINITY MONDAY 2005 Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Trinity College Dublin, 16th May 2005 I am grateful for this invitation to join with you on Trinity Monday, a day on which the community of […]
April 22, 2005

22/04/05 Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occasion of the Election of Pope Benedict XVI

SOLEMN MASS OF THANKSGIVING on the occasion of the election of His Holiness POPE BENEDICT XVI   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 22nd April 2005 We have experienced a remarkable few weeks.  Only three weeks ago we were gathered […]
April 6, 2005

5/04/05 Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Solemn Mass of remembrance for Pope John Paul II

Solemn Mass of Remembrance for His HolinessPOPE JOHN PAUL II Homily notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 5th April 2005   Introductory Remarks  A UachtarainA ThaoisighLord MayorExcellenciesArchbishop Neil and Representative of Other Christian ChurchesMy Dear Friends We have come here today to mourn and to remember.  We […]
February 6, 2005

6/02/05 Homily at Mass for World Day of the Sick

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2005Dublin Diocesan Celebration Homily notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Church of the Holy Child, Larkhill/Whitehall6th February 2005 Everywhere Jesus went during his ministry he preached the good news and he met with the sick.  Probably there is no other group so constantly […]
February 4, 2005

4/02/05 Address to Irish Primary School Principals Conference

IPPN Conference 2005 – Inspiring Professionalism SCHOOL ETHOS, MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE Speaking notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin—————-City West Hotel, Friday 4th February, 2005 Of all the areas with which I have to deal with as Archbishop of Dublin, the one about which I feel most inadequate is that of education […]