Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 14, 2014

Homily at Our Lady of the Wayside

Third Sunday of Advent 2014 MASS AT THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE WAYSIDE, KILTERNAN Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Kilternan, 14th December 2014 “Once again in today’s Gospel we encounter the extraordinary figure of John the […]
December 13, 2014

Homily at Diaconate Ordination

DIACONATE ORDINATION OF FRANK TRIAS, C.P. Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Mount Argus, 13th December 2014 The Gospel reading that we have just heard appears in Saint John’s Gospel in a particular context.  It is the reply of Jesus to what appears a very simple matter.  […]
December 4, 2014

Year of Consecrated Life

VESPERS FOR THE OPENING OF THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE   Homily of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   —————–   Church of Saint Pius X, Templeogue, 29th November 2014    In union with the entire Church we begin this Year of Consecrated Life, and we do so […]
November 30, 2014

Mass with the CUS School Community

MASS WITH THE CUS SCHOOL COMMUNITY Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin —————- Church of Saint Theresa, Clarendon Street, 30th November 2014   The Christian message is always a forward-looking one. Advent, which we begin today, is a particular moment in the year when we focus […]
November 23, 2014

Restored Meath St Church Celebration

Feast of Christ the King 2014 RESTORATION OF  CHURCH BUILDING & DEDICATION OF NEW ALTAR OF THE CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE, MEATH STREET. Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Catherine, Meath Street, 23rd November 2014 “Today, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  […]
November 21, 2014

Mater Dei Graduation 2014

MATER DEI GRADUATION 2014 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross College Church, 21st November 2014 “So many people look on Christianity as a religion of commandments.  Actually, as our Gospel reading reminds us, Christianity is a religion of the commandment:  the commandment of love.   […]
November 19, 2014

100 Years of St. Brigid’s NS

100 YEARS OF SAINT BRIGID’S NATIONAL SCHOOL Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Brigid’s Parish Church, Cabinteely, 18th November 2014 “When I arrived here in Cabinteely as a curate just over 40 years ago this entire area was a very different place.  Cabinteely and Cornelscourt were […]
November 11, 2014

Has Pope Francis Revolutionised Social Teaching?

HAS POPE FRANCIS REVOLUTIONISED THE SOCIAL TEACHING Of THE CHURCH? Speaking notes Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Villanova University, 12th November 2014 “Has Pope Francis revolutionised the social teaching of the Church?  The answer is yes, but probably not in the sense that you are thinking of.  One of […]
November 9, 2014

Homily at Churchtown Parish

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica & Dedication of the refurbishment of the Church of the Good Shepherd Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Church of the Good Shepherd, Churchtown, 9th November 2014 “The Liturgy today celebrates the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica […]
November 8, 2014

Homily at Mass for Deceased Priests

MASS FOR DECEASED PRIESTS 2014 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 8th November 2014 “I have made your name known to them”: we heard these words of Jesus in this morning’s Gospel reading.   Our God, the God who is Blessed Trinity is a God who communicates.  […]
November 6, 2014

ICTR Conference Address

ICTR Annual Conference 2014 EMBRACING THE NEW REALITIES FOR CHARITIES Keynote address of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin The Ashling Hotel, Dublin, 6th November 2014 “The institution of the new Charities Regulatory Authority is an event of great importance for all of us and indeed has been very […]
November 4, 2014

Homily at St. Laurence’s Church, DIT Grangegorman

Homily notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin at Mass following the refurbishment of St. Laurence’s Church, DIT Campus, Grangegorman, Dublin.   “The first reading from the Prophet Isaiah and the reading from Saint Paul challenge us, as believing Christians, about how we live our faith and about our […]
October 31, 2014

21/10/14 Saint Patrick’s College Graduation

Press Release 31st October, 2014 Comments of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Graduation At Saint Patrick’s College Drumcondra 2014   The graduates of Saint Patrick’s College form an essential part of the DNA ofprimary education in Ireland and have been bringing their vital contribution to education in every corner of Ireland since the College’s establishment in 1875.  This College has a remarkable […]
October 2, 2014

Homily at Schools Mass

          Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels 2014     SCHOOLS MASS 2014 Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 2nd October 2014    “We gather this evening, as we do each year at this time, to call down […]
October 1, 2014

Homily at Maynooth Meeting

Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, at Mass at Opening of Episcopal Conference Meeting, Maynooth, 30th  September 2014   “This evening is a significant gathering in the life of the Irish Church.  It is an evening which clearly witnesses to the vitality of the Church in Ireland. It […]
September 24, 2014

Homily at Mercy International Association

Feast of Our Lady of Mercy 2014 20 YEARS OF MERCY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, 24th September 2014             “It is sometimes hard for us Christians to defend the authenticity of our language […]
September 23, 2014

Homily at International Nurses Congress

CICIAMS XIX WORLD CONGRESS 2014 (International Catholic Committee of Nurses and medico-social personnel) Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin All Hallows College, Dublin, 23rd September 2014 “I am very happy to welcome you all to this opening Mass of the XIX World Conference of CICIAMS and […]
September 15, 2014

Presentation Sisters Mass of Remembrance

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE FOR SISTER IMELDA CAREW AND SISTER PAULA BUCKLEY OF THE PRESENTATION SISTERS Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Pius X, Templeogue, 17th September 2014   Introduction   We gather to remember in prayer the religious life of Sister Imelda Carew and […]
September 14, 2014

Mount Argus 40th Anniversary

    Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2014 FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARISH OF MOUNT ARGUS   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ———————   Church of the Saint Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus, 14th September 2014     We celebrate […]
September 8, 2014

Opening Mass at Lourdes

Opening Mass at the Grotto DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2014 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Grotto of Lourdes, Monday 8th September 2014   “Lourdes is a remarkable place.  There is something very special about being here at the Grotto early in the morning, in whatever […]
August 31, 2014

25th Anniversary Rush Church

Twenty Second Sunday of the Year 2014 TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF SAINT MAUR’S CHURCH RUSH, 1989-2014 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Maur’s Church, Rush, 31st August 2014   “We celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of this Church of Saint Maur […]
August 25, 2014

Funeral of Albert Reynolds R.I.P.

  FINAL COMMENDATION AT THE FUNERAL MASS FOR ALBERT REYNOLDS Words of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, 25th August 2014   “In prayer, we now commend our brother Albert Reynolds to the loving mercy of God.  He was united with Christ in Baptism. […]
August 3, 2014

100th Anniversary of the Opening of World War One

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year 2014   100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF WORLD WAR ONE   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin    —————-   Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 3rd August 2014       Father Francis Gleeson was a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, born in […]
July 22, 2014

Living the Joy of the Gospel

Living the Joy of the Gospel Global Perspectives for Local Action: The European Perspective Speaking about Pope Francis and his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin addressed a Catholic Leadership Forum of priests, school principals and archdiocesan agency leaders gathered at the Catholic Leadership Centre, Melbourne on 14 July […]
July 7, 2014

Anglophone Conference Address

ANGLOPHONE CONFERENCE 2014 Introductory address by Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pontifical Irish College, Rome, 7th July 2014   “The Anglophone Conference is a unique gathering.  It is unique in the first place in that it does not have a website, almost a mortal sin of omission by today’s […]
July 5, 2014

Dominican Ordinations

PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF COLM MANNION OP AND LUUK JENSEN OP Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Saviour’s Church Dominick Street, 5th July 2014 “We gather as a community of family and friends of these two Deacons, Colm Mannion and Luuk Jensen who are to be ordained […]
June 29, 2014

Lucan Parish Food Appeal Launch

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul 2014 LAUNCH OF DIVINE MERCY FOOD ACTION Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South, 29th June 2014 “We celebrate the Feast of Saints, remarkable Apostles and pillars of the expansion of the early Church, who announced the […]
June 28, 2014

Homily at National Charismatic Conference Mass

NATIONAL CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE MASS 2014 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin RDS Dublin, 28th June 2014   “We have gathered to reflect on the thoughts of Pope Francis about the centrality in our lives of the Joy of the Gospel.  On this Saturday afternoon, we look more […]
June 21, 2014

Ordination of Permanent Deacons

ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DEACONATE OF PAUL KELLY, TIMOTHY MURPHY AND EAMONN MURRAY Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, 21st June 2014   Introduction            ” We gather on the eve of the Feast of Corpus Christi for the […]
June 19, 2014

Feast of Corpus Christi

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION ON THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI 2014 Introductory words of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross College Clonliffe, 19th June 2014   “The Gospel we have just heard reminds us of the extraordinary generosity and care of Jesus.   He has pity on those who come […]
June 15, 2014

Airport Church 50th Anniversary

Trinity Sunday 2014 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY QUEEN OF HEAVEN, DUBLIN AIRPORT Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin. Church of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, Dublin Airport, 15th June 2014 “We celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Trinity.  The […]
June 14, 2014

“Please, thanks and I’m sorry”

Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Episcopal Conference Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish PLEASE, THANKS AND I’M SORRY Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Dublin, 14th June 2014     “The family is the natural and fundamental group […]
June 8, 2014

Festival of Peoples Homily

Pentecost Sunday FESTIVAL OF PEOPLES 2014 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 8th June 2014 “This evening we, the Church in Dublin, celebrate with Catholic believers from many parts of the world who have come to make their home here in Ireland and to enrich […]
June 7, 2014

Golden Jubilee Ballygall Parish

Pentecost Sunday 2014 GOLDEN JUBILEE OF PARISH LIFE IN THE PARISH OF OUR MOTHER OF DIVINE GRACE BALLYGALL Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall, 7th June 2014   “By pure coincidence over these past weeks I met with a number of people, unconnected […]
June 3, 2014

Ordination of Seamus McEntee

PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF SEAMUS McENTEE   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————————   Pro-Cathedral, Feast of Saint Kevin, 3rd June 2014          We gather on the Feast of Saint Kevin, Principal Patron of the Archdiocese of Dublin, to invoke the Holy Spirit […]
May 24, 2014

St. Michael’s 40th Anniversary

Sixth Sunday of Easter 2014 FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT MICHAEL’S CHURCH  DUN LAOGHAIRE  Homily Notes of Most Rev, Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Michaels’s Church, Dun Laoghaire, 24th May 2014 “Very often as a child, when we would return from family holidays, we would get off the old Mail Boat here in […]
May 22, 2014

Caritas Europe Address

Caritas Europe Conference ECONOMY AND CARITAS SOCIAL ACTION Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin —————————– Soesterberg, Netherlands, 22nd May 2014               The British magazine The Economist had a long tradition in each edition of dividing advertisements about jobs into two sections:  one at the front of […]
May 19, 2014

Johnstown/Killiney-Fortieth Anniversary

FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PARISH OF OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL, JOHNSTOWN KILLINEY Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, 19th May 2014 “For me, one of the most interesting recent reflections on the mission of the Church today […]
May 17, 2014

Canon Mc Donnell Jubilee

  Fifth Sunday of Easter 2014 CELEBRATION OF THE PRIESTLY JUBILEE OF CANON FRANCIS McDONNELL Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Joseph, Terenure, 18th May 2014 “Our Gospel reading this evening is about faith and trust in God.  Faith is not about our own […]
May 17, 2014

Dublin Monaghan Bombings Anniversary Mass

MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DUBLIN AND MONAGHAN BOMBINGS Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 17th May 2014 12:45pm   “We gather on the anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings which took place forty years ago.  We gather to pray, to […]
May 7, 2014

30/4/14 Catholic Education: Past, Present & Future

A CELEBRATION OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION: PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway – 30th April 2014             “I am very pleased to be here this evening as you reflect on the role of Catholic education in the changing […]
May 6, 2014

Homily at 1916 Remembrance Mass

Homily of Bishop Eamonn Walsh at the Annual Mass for all who died in 1916, Church of the Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill Wednesday, 7th May 2014   President Higgins, Mrs Sabina Higgins, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mr Oisin Quinn, Taoiseach Mr.  Kenny, Relatives of those who fought in 1916, Public Representatives and […]
April 27, 2014

Homily “Two Popes-Two Saints”

Second Sunday of Easter 2014 MASS TO CELEBRATE THE CANONISATION OF POPE JOHN XXIII AND POPE JOHN PAUL II Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin,  27th April 2014 “This morning, in this liturgy which is still full of the spirit of the Resurrection, we join […]
April 19, 2014

Archbishop’s Easter Homily

EASTER  2014  Homily notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin – Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 1, 19th/20th April                “He is not here, he is risen”.  This phrase belongs to the central core of our Christian belief.  “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in […]
April 18, 2014

Reflections on the Way of the Cross

WAY OF THE CROSS 2014 through Phoenix Park Dublin   Reflections of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Good Friday, 18th April 2014   FIRST REFLECTION                 Holy Week is a journey.  Many in these days go on pilgrimage and pilgrim […]
April 17, 2014

Chrism Mass Homily

Archbishop Martin “we should all take a lesson from Pope Francis who speaks of “being a sinner” Holy Thursday MASS OF CHRISM                                    Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, […]
April 15, 2014

Statement on Maria Divine Mercy

on The Alleged Visionary "Maria Divine Mercy"
April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday Homily

PALM SUNDAY 2014 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral 13th April 2014 “Today is Palm Sunday and it is the beginning of the Great Week of the Christian Community, Holy Week: the week in which we remember and witness to and relive in our own lives […]
April 6, 2014

Dedication of Beaumont Altar

Fifth Sunday of Lent MASS TO CELEBRATE THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE PARISH CHURCH AND DEDICATION OF THE NEW ALTAR Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  Church of the Nativity of Our Lord, Beaumont, 6th April 2014             We have come to celebrate the refurbishment of this Church and to dedicate […]
April 4, 2014

St. James’ School Opening Mass

Basin Lane, Dublin 8
March 27, 2014

Good Governance, Culture & Ethics

IPA Address
March 18, 2014

Homily Pope Francis One Year On

FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAUGURATION OF THE PONTIFICATE OF POPE FRANCIS   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin     Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 19th March 2014     We gather one year after that day on which Pope Francis solemnly inaugurated his mission as Bishop of Rome and Shepherd […]
March 10, 2014

Rite of Election Ceremony

First Sunday of Lent 2014  Rite of Election Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Pro-Cathedral, 9th March 2014  “The celebration of the Rite of Election is a most significant one in the life of our diocese.  Anyone who recognises and experiences in faith the Good News of Jesus Christ feels the […]
February 27, 2014

27/2/14 Fostering Faith in the City Centre

   A dialogue with the Parish Pastoral Councils of the North City Deanery   FOSTERING FAITH IN THE CITY CENTRE   Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————– Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 27th February 2014    “I am very happy to have this dialogue with the […]
February 26, 2014

26/2/14 Emmanuel 2014

 RESS LAUNCH OF “EMMANUEL” 2014 Speaking Notes of Archbishop Martin   Crosscare Migrant Centre, Dublin, 26th February 2014   “Before coming here this morning I wanted to check that I had my facts and figures correct and that I was on-focus about exactly what Emmanuel is, both in its original […]
February 23, 2014

Homily at Divine Mercy Conference

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2014 Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  RDS, Dublin, 22nd February 2014        “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”  That is the question that we heard Jesus put to his disciples in the […]
February 19, 2014

19/2/14 Challenges Facing Migrants

Press Release February 19th 2014 10th anniversary of Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi  JOURNEYING TOGETHER: CHALLENGES FACING MIGRANTS TODAY Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   “Just two weeks ago the population of Switzerland voted, in a referendum, by a narrow margin to place a cap on […]
February 14, 2014

Mater Whitty Wing Opening

    BLESSING OF THE WHITTY WING OF THE MATER MISERICORDIAE UNIVERSITY   Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————–   Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, 28th February 2014   Why does the State in Ireland delegate a large sector of heath care provision to private […]
February 9, 2014

World Day of the Sick Homily

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2014 5th Sunday of the Year  Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin at Church of Saint Therese, Mount Merrion, 8th February 2014 “What does it mean to be a Catholic today?  At the last census in Ireland, 25% of the population of the Archdiocese of Dublin registered as […]
February 9, 2014

9/2/14 World Day of the Sick

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrates World day of the Sick    “God never created anyone whom he does not love.  All of us belong together.” WORLD DAY OF THE SICK Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin – Church of Saint Therese, Mount Merrion, 8th February 2014   […]
February 5, 2014

L’Arche Community Anniversary Mass

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 2014 MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE L’ARCHE COMMUNITY IN DUBLIN Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Church of Saint Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street, 2nd February 2014  “At this Mass on the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in […]
February 4, 2014

Day for Consecrated Life

EVENING PRAYER ON THE DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2014   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Terenure College, Dublin, 3rd February 2014   “When the Superiors General of the male Religious Orders, resident in Rome, asked for a meeting to greet the new Pope last […]
February 1, 2014

Opening of Margaret Aylward Centre

OPENING OF THE MARGARET AYLWARD CENTRE FOR FAITH AND DIALOGUE Reflections of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  – Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin, 1st February 2014 “This is an extraordinary building.  It takes us all by surprise.  It is a wonderful example of contemporary creativity in building and style and yet it is surrounded […]
February 1, 2014

Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative National Conference

    Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative National Conference  “QUENCHING THE THIRST: SPIRITUALITY AND ADDICTION”   Reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin     Church of the Holy Child, Whitehall, 1st February 2014       “The Irish Bishops’ Drugs initiative is a unique Church response to the […]
February 1, 2014

Spirituality & addiction conference address

  Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative National Conference “QUENCHING THE THIRST: SPIRITUALITY AND ADDICTION” Reflections of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  Church of the Holy Child, Whitehall, 1st February 2014         “The Irish Bishops’ Drugs initiative is a unique Church response to the challenge of substance abuse in Ireland.  It is […]
January 20, 2014

Catholic Schools Week 2014

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2014  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin       Catholic Schools Week is an important initiative and indeed one of the most successful initiatives of the Catholic Church in Ireland over recent years.   It is an initiative which came at the right time.   This is a great moment […]
January 1, 2014

World Day of Peace Homily

WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2014 “Fraternity: the Foundation and Pathway to Peace” Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ———————– Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 1st January 2014       “Peace is a theme and a thought which comes naturally to all of us as a New Year begins.  It comes […]