Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 24, 2006

24/12/06 Christmas Homily

CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT MASS 2006 Homily notes and Message of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 24th December 2006 There is something extraordinary about this night.  It is something that we have experienced coming here.  We have left the warmth of our own homes […]
November 21, 2006

18/11/06 Homily for the 50th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Children’s Hopsital, Crumlin

Homily given by Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland at the Mass to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, —————– Pro Cathedral, Saturday 18th Nov ’06. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital is the fruit of a dream.   It is the fruit of […]
November 21, 2006

17/11/06 Mater Dei Conferring Mass Homily

Homily given by Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland Conferring Ceremony ———– Holy Cross College, Friday, 17th November ’06. The readings of today’s Mass deal with the mission of the Church.  With the event of Pentecost, the disciples became more explicitly aware of the fact […]
November 10, 2006

10/11/06 Address at CYC Report Launch

Address given by Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland at the launch of Catholic Youth Care’s (CYC’s) report on suicide and young travellers.‘Moving Beyond Coping’ “I must be made of steel because my family has had a lot of tragedies”.  This was the comment of one […]
October 9, 2006

2/10/06 Homily for Annual Law Mass

Homily of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland given at the Annual Law Mass ———– St. Michan’s Church, Halston Street, Monday 2nd Oct ’06. We invoke the Holy Spirit at the commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term, a tradition in many parts of the world […]
September 25, 2006

25/09/06 25th Anniversary of ‘Laborem Exercens’

Key Note Address given by Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Irelandat Villanova Universitty, Philadelphia, to comemorate the 25th Anniversary of ‘Laborem Exercens’,an encyclical letter written by Pope John Paul II on work, which was published in 1981. Villanova University, Philadelphia, 25th Sept 2006. ‘Catholic Social Teaching […]
September 22, 2006

22/09/06 Launch of a Graduate Diploma in Education in DCU

Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Irelandat the launch of a Graduate Diploma in Education in DCU.———–DCU, 22nd Sept 2006 ‘CHANGING SOCIETY – CHANGING SCHOOLS’   The Irish school system, despite all its weaknesses and the lack of investment to which the recent […]
September 18, 2006

17/09/06 Inauguration of the Polish Chaplaincy in High Street

Homily given by Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Irelandat the Inauguration of the Polish chaplaincy in St. Audeon’s Church, High Street. ————–St. Audeon’s, High St. 17th Sept ’06.   Who is Jesus Christ?  In today’s Gospel it is Jesus himself who challenges his disciples to answer this question.   They […]
September 15, 2006

14/09/06 Homily for Mass for Schools

Homily given by Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Irelandat the Mass for Schools, at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Huntstown. —————– Huntstown, 14th Sept 2006   There are few places in Dublin, indeed in Ireland, which mirror the educational challenges of our nation […]
September 15, 2006

14/09/06 Launch of Crosscare’s Annual Appeal

Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland at the launch of the launch of Crosscare’s Annual Appeal. ———— St. Agatha’s Food Centre, Portland Row, 14th September 2006 Many people do not like using the word “charity”.  You often hear people saying “I do not […]
September 3, 2006

30/08/06 150th Anniversary of Passionists in Ireland

Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, given at Mount Argus on Sunday, 30th August ’06, to mark the 150th Anniversary of the presence of the Passionist Order in Dublin and Ireland. “Take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life”.  […]
August 21, 2006

20/08/06 Humbert Summer School Address

Speaking Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at General Humbert Summer School, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Killala, 20th August 2006. I am very pleased to be in Killala and honoured to be asked to deliver this year’s the Bishop Stock Address. In thanking Bishop Richard Henderson, Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam […]
July 22, 2006

22/06/06 Mass for Peace in the Middle East Homily

Mass for Peace in the Middle East, Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland. Pro-Cathedral, 22nd July 2006 We come to answer to the appeal of Pope Benedict XVI for the entire Church to raise its voice in prayer for peace in the […]
July 21, 2006

20/07/06 Magill Summer School Address.

Talk given at the Magill Summer School, 20th July, by Dr. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, titled ‘Secularisation and the Loss of Religious Identity’. A few days ago I hosted a gathering to launch a new book on the contribution of Irish missionaries to Nigeria written by Irene Lynch, the […]
July 10, 2006

9/07/06 Ordination Homily

Homily of Archbishop Martin at the ordination of Padraig O’ Sullivan, Robert Colclough and Joseph Mc Donald on Sunday in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral “Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him”.  These are the words we have just heard in the Gospel about this striking encounter between Jesus and the rich […]
June 7, 2006

7/6/06 CORI Conference Homily

MASS FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CONFERENCE OF RELIGIOUS OF IRELAND (CORI) Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Rosslare Harbour,  8th June 2006 A few weeks ago I presided at a Mass for the 175th anniversary of the foundation […]
May 8, 2006

7/5/06 Mater Anniversary Mass

Fourth Sunday of Easter 2006 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THEMATER PRIVATE HOSPITAL Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Pro-Cathedral, 7th May 2006 Opening Remarks             On this Fourth Sunday of Easter we come to celebrate the work on the Mater Private Hospital […]
April 24, 2006

22/04/06 Papal Anniversay Homily

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER 2006 Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Petrine Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Pro-Cathedral, 22 April 2006 Perhaps the word that I have heard most from people when they speak of […]
April 15, 2006

15/4/06 Easter Vigil Homily

EASTER VIGIL 2006 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Pro-Cathedral, 15th April 2006           We are gathered at this most solemn moment in the Church’s year: the holy night of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We have listened to a series […]
April 14, 2006

14/4/06 Way of the Cross Reflections

WAY OF THE CROSS through Phoenix Park Dublin Elements for reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Good Friday, 14th April 2006 Words of Welcome           We come at this special hour on Good Friday afternoon to commemorate the Passion and Death of Jesus.   […]
April 13, 2006

13/4/06 Chrism Mass Homily

Homily Notes from Chrism Mass  Introduction Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Pro-Cathedral, 13th April 2006           On this morning of Holy Thursday we come together to reflect on the gift of the ministerial priesthood to the entire Church. We come together as representatives of […]
April 5, 2006

3/4/06 Social Care in changing Ireland

IN A CHANGING IRELAND HAS SOCIAL CARE PRACTICE LEFT RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL VALUES BEHIND? Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Dublin Institute of Technology, Mountjoy Square, 3rd April 2006         As a seminarian in Clonliffe College, I spent my summers working […]
April 1, 2006

1/4/06 Remembering Pope John Paul II

  REMEMBERING POPE JOHN PAUL II Homily Notes Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 1st April 2006   I remember well the evening of the 1st April last year, as the news had just broken that the Pope John Paul’s health had entered into a […]
March 2, 2006

2/3/06 Common Good in an Unequal World

Conference on the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church THE COMMON GOOD IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 2 March 2006         It has been suggested that I speak on the […]
February 27, 2006

27/2/06 Homily at Funeral Mass for Bishop Williams

EMBARGOED: 5.45P.M. 27/2/06 Solemn Funeral Mass forMOST REV. DESMOND WILLIAMS, D.D.Titular Bishop of SummaEmeritus auxiliary Bishop of Dublin  Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 27th February 2006         I remember on one occasion when I was back from Rome on holidays, calling to visit […]
February 22, 2006

21/2/06 The Risk Of Education

THE RISK OF EDUCATIONPresentation of the Book of Luigi Giussani Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Westin Hotel, Dublin, 21st February 2006           On many occasions I have spoken about what was perhaps the greatest surprise that I experienced on my return to Dublin […]
February 20, 2006

18/2/06 Pobal Conference Address

The Twentieth Pobal Conference A HUMBLE AND LISTENING CHURCH – A Step towards Meeting Today’s Spiritual Needs Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Jesuit Conference Centre Milltown Park, Dublin 6  Pobal sets out as its first aim that of increasing awareness […]
February 16, 2006

12/2/06 World Day of Sick Homily

Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Church of Saint Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud, 12 February 2006             The celebration of the World Day of the Sick has become very much an important day in the annual calendar of the Archdiocese of Dublin.  I congratulate once again […]
January 13, 2006

13/1/06″Bible Wars” – Book Launch

Presentation of Book THE BIBLE WARS IN IRELAND   Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Trinity College, Dublin, 13th January 2006 I took up Irene Whelan’s book The Bible Wars in Ireland – the ‘Second Reformation’ and the Polarization of Protestant Catholic […]
January 5, 2006

5/01/06 Festival of Peoples Homily

 Epiphany Celebration FESTIVAL OF PEOPLES Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 5TH January 2006 6pm           We have come to a new phase in our celebration of the Mystery of Christmas, to the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany, the Feast of the revelation of […]