April 28, 2017

Diocesan & Parish Financial Reports

Share Sunday 2017   Diocesan & Parish Financial Reports  In December 2016 the Archdiocese of Dublin filed two financial reports with the Charities Regulatory Authority.   The first financial report of the “Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin”   comprises the financial statements of the Diocesan Offices and a […]
April 26, 2017

Applications for Educational Support Funding

  APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FUNDING The O’Brien Educational Trust Fund is managed by the Trustees of the Archdiocese of Dublin. The purpose of the fund is to help defray the costs of education and maintenance of disadvantaged children.  The Trustees consider applications from schools, parents and organisations who deal […]
March 1, 2017

Emmanuel 2017

Press Release – Monday 6th March 2017 Unique student concert series begins in Dublin’s Helix   Almost two and a half thousand teenagers from all over Dublin and surrounding counties will be on stage in the Helix over the next four nights – singing and playing Church music. The students, […]
February 28, 2017

Homily at Reception of Remains of Cardinal Connell

Reception of Remains Desmond Cardinal Connell Pro Cathedral – 23 February 2017   Homily of Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Archbishop of Dublin “On the mountain the Lord of hosts will prepare for all people a banquet of rich food”   For Cardinal Connell the mountain represented being in communion with God: […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Desmond Connell, RIP

 Cardinal Desmond Connell a Profile    Desmond Connell was born on 24 March 1926. His father, John Bernard Connell, a native of Moycullen Co Galway, was a civil servant who was a member of the Irish delegation to the Ottawa Conference of 1932 and was later appointed by Sean Lemass as […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Connell’s Life and Ministry

Biographical Details of Emeritus Archbishop, Desmond Cardinal Connell   Archbishop Desmond Connell was born in Phibsboro on the 24th of March 1926.   Educated at St. Peter’s National School, Phibsboro and Belvedere College, he studied for the priesthood at Clonliffe College and was ordained by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid on […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Connell a Personal Reflection

“A Victorian Gentleman” by Rev. Damian Mc Neice   I remember accompanying Cardinal Connell to an event welcoming a new Board of Management in the Mater Hospital. It was during the time of crisis in the Diocese of Ferns in 2002. After the formal ceremony and a reception we were […]
January 25, 2017

Pope Francis – World Communications Day Message

Pope Francis’ World Communications Day Message ‘Fear not, for I am with you (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time’   Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely.  That news may […]
January 4, 2017

2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements

2016 Annual Report  and Financial Statements 2016 Dublin Diocesan Annual Report: 2016 Parish Financial Statements: 2016 Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin:  
December 15, 2016

Love One Another as I Have Loved You – Book

Love One Another as I Have Loved You Fr. Gareth Byrne’s new book of prayers, meditations and reflections is out from Veritas just in time for Christmas. Love One Another as I Have Loved You is a response to the publication by Pope Francis of Amoris laetitia, his apostolic exhortation ‘on […]
December 14, 2016

Biblical Approaches for Effective Preaching

  Book Launch Speaking from Within: Biblical Approaches for Effective Preaching by the Rev Dr Kieran Canon O’Mahony OSA (Veritas).   Speaking Notes of Fr Kieran McDermott Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and Ecumenism   St Patrick’s Cathedral –   December 2016   Your Grace, Dean Morton, members of the Cathedral Chapter, […]
December 9, 2016

Child Safeguarding Update

 Child Safeguarding Update 2016    The head of the child safeguarding and protection service in the Archdiocese of Dublin has said they have seen another decline in the number of complaints and allegations of abuse being processed by their service this year. There were four new allegations of child sexual […]
November 14, 2016

Crosscare Emigrants Survey

Returned Irish Emigrants ask to take part in a Nationwide Survey on Coming Home   PRESS RELEASE   Monday 14th November 2016   Recently returned Irish emigrants are being asked to share their experiences of coming home in a new survey launched today by Crosscare Migrant Project.   The Migrant Project is asking […]
October 26, 2016

Funeral Ministry Policy

Funeral Ministry Policy The Christian community since the earliest times has accompanied people through providing a ritual framework within which a funeral takes place. These rites are acts of public worship at which a number of elements are involved: God is praised; the Resurrection of Jesus is proclaimed conveying the […]
September 23, 2016

The Catholic Church & 1916

Press Release Friday September 23rd “I have seen & heard of the brave deeds of priests and nuns during the week and I believe they are the best friends of the workers. Now, we had better turn to Number One” – James Connolly, Easter Week, 1916 The Archbishop of Dublin, […]
September 7, 2016

Lourdes 2016 – Jubilee of Mercy

2,000 Dubliners to cross Holy Door in Lourdes Press Release – Wednesday September 7th   In a unique ceremony to mark the Jubilee year of Mercy called by Pope Francis almost 2,000 pilgrims from Dublin will process through a Holy Door of Mercy at Lourdes in France this week. The […]
August 24, 2016

Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Maynooth

Press Release – Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, Wednesday 24 August 2016 Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth   Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, this week welcomed fourteen new seminarians to start their training for the priesthood.   The Trustees of the College met yesterday in Maynooth […]
July 25, 2016

Young Pilgrims leave for WYD in Poland

Over 300 young Dublin Pilgrims are leaving Dublin Airport today to attend the biggest Catholic Youth Festival in the world with Pope Francis. World Youth Day begins in Krakow in Poland tomorrow. Pope Francis will attend on Thursday and the event finishes with a huge open air Mass on Sunday. […]
July 15, 2016

Statement on Nice terrorist attack

DEFEND DEMOCRACY BY STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY  Comment of Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin July 15th 2016  “The terrorist attack in Nice has been well described as an attack on democracy and the values that underpin democracy. I join with people of all faiths and walks of life in condemning such attacks […]
July 13, 2016

Archbishop appointed to Vatican Communications Board

It was announced today (13th July 2016) that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin as one of 16 Members of the newly established Vatican Secretariat for Communications.  The body consists of six cardinals, seven bishops and three laypersons.  Its aim is to oversee the coordination and streamlining […]
June 20, 2016

Archbishop establishes Newman Centre for Faith & Reason

Notre Dame University to steward new Centre for Dialogue between Faith and Reason Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has announced the establishment of a new Centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society. The American Notre Dame University, one of the most distinguished Catholic Universities worldwide, will steward the […]
June 10, 2016

Ordination of Eight Deacons

Feast of Saint Kevin  ORDINATION OF EIGHT DEACONS FOR SERVICE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Saturday  4th June 2016 11.00am                  One of the significant achievements of the Vatican Council’s reflection on the Church was the restoration in […]
May 24, 2016

Pope Francis confirms date and theme for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis confirms date and theme for Ireland’s World Meeting of Families Tuesday 24 May 2016 Pope Francis has decided that the World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin on 22 to 26 August 2018, with the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.   […]
May 10, 2016

Unique 1916 Commemoration in Pro-Cathedral

Press Release – Tuesday May 10th 2016 Dublin Cathedral premiere of unique 1916 commemoration   One of the country’s most distinguished traditional musicians, Dr Charlie Lennon, has composed a new suite to commemorate the 1916 centenary.  The composition Áille na hÁille – a Terrible Beauty will have its first Dublin […]
May 5, 2016

World Communications Day

Resources for World Communications Day on Sunday 8 May 2016   Produced by the Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference www.catholicbishops.ie     Key Themes from Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day on the theme ‘Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter’ Some of the key points […]
May 4, 2016

Safeguarding Children & Support Services

The final tranche of reports into Safeguarding Practice in Religious Congregations have been published today. The audits were carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland and are available in full on www.safeguarding.ie Anyone who has been affected by the detail of these […]
April 28, 2016

Garda Vetting Policy

Garda Vetting Information
April 27, 2016

Pope Francis Approves John Sullivan Beatification

Press Release Wednesday 27th April 2016 Pope Francis approves the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warmly welcomed the news today that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan (1861-1933) Pope Francis approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Fr Sullivan at […]
April 25, 2016

Crosscare Emigrants Guide

  Press Release – Monday April 25th   New guide prepares Irish emigrants for work in Australia’s outback     Crosscare’s Migrant Project has launched printed and on-line support resources for Irish workers in Australia, involved in the lucrative Fly-In/Fly-Out sector. The leaflet was produced by Crosscare Migrant Project and is […]
April 8, 2016

Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Please see below the text of the Holy Father Francis which was delivered today at a press conference in Archbishop’s House in Dublin by The President of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, and the Vice-President, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. to welcome the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Amoris […]
March 28, 2016

1916 Centenary Prayer of Remembrance

 CENTENARY PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE    Lord, Merciful and Kind, I remember the men, women and children who died during 1916 and throughout the troubled journey of our island’s history. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.   Look kindly I pray, on the people of Ireland from all traditions, at home […]
March 10, 2016

Irish Language Resources for Priests – March

IRISH LANGUAGE RESOURCES FOR PRIESTS –  2016 LITURGICAL BOOKS An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach, the Roman Missal (Irish language version) –Translation is largely complete and will be published shortly. With the ever increasing numbers of Gaelscoileanna in the diocese it would be good if each parish had a copy of the […]
March 1, 2016

Emmanuel 2016

  Press Release – Monday February 29th 2016   Young Voices rise up in the Helix     An extraordinary event, which sees over 2,000 teenagers enthusiastically singing religious music live on stage, gets underway in Dublin’s Helix tonight.   Students from all over Dublin will raise their voices in a […]
February 29, 2016

Dublin Priest Ordained Bishop in Vatican

Press Release – Saturday February 27th Dublin Priest Ordained Bishop in Vatican The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has congratulated Bishop Paul Tighe on his episcopal ordination in the Vatican today (Saturday February 27 2016). Bishop Tighe was ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary […]
February 17, 2016

“Statement from Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors”

STATEMENT OF THE PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, together with all the Commission Members, issued today the following statement on the obligation to report suspected sexual abuse to civil authorities: “As Pope Francis […]
February 4, 2016

Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of the Sick

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 24th WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2016 Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:5) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The twenty-fourth World Day of the Sick offers me an opportunity to draw particularly close to […]
January 30, 2016

Thinking of the Priesthood?

"Depend on the Holy Spirit to guide you on the path of life" (Luke 4:1-13)
January 18, 2016

Priests Council Data Report 2030

  Priests Council Data Report 2030 Please see below a link to a comprehensive report complied on behalf of the Diocesan Priests Council looking at future trends for many aspects of Diocesan life and personnel numbers. The Council is making the report widely available to help with ongoing planning discussions […]
January 1, 2016

World Day of Peace Homily

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, Co. Dublin ‘Overcome Indifference and Win Peace’ Homily notes of Fr Damian Mc Neice   “In His message for this year’s celebration of the World Day of Peace Pope Francis says something that we perhaps can welcome more readily at Christmastime than […]
December 26, 2015

Unwanted Gifts Appeal

Pro Cathedral Begins Unwanted Gifts Collection Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted presents from yesterday, why not put them to really good use, by supporting one of Dublin’s busiest charities? Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are urging people not to return unwanted […]
December 19, 2015

Mgr. Paul Tighe appointed Bishop in Vatican

DUBLIN PRIEST APPOINTED BISHOP IN VATICAN OFFICE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN FAITH AND CULTURE  The Holy See has today announced the appointment by Pope Francis of Mgr Paul Tighe, a Dublin diocesan priest, as titular Bishop of Drivastrum and Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture.   Monsignor Paul Tighe […]
December 14, 2015

Archbishop Martin to open Holy Door of Mercy

Sunday 20 December at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
December 9, 2015

Diocesan Food Appeal

Archbishop Martin has asked parishes to repeat last year’s Food Appeal with parishioners to bring non-perishable food items to Masses in their local parish Church on the weekends of 5th/6th and 12th/13th of December
November 16, 2015

St. Laurence O Toole & Mercy – a reflection

St Laurence O’Toole Celebration November 12th/13th 2015   Mercy It is a wonderful mark of God’s Providence that the memory of St. Laurence O’Toole is still alive today nearly 900 years later, and that significant records of his life were gathered and protected over the centuries.  His story is beautifully […]
October 21, 2015

Carrickmines Funeral Mass homilies

Homily at Funeral Mass of Thomas & Sylvia Connors, and their children Jim, Christy, and baby Mary Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the Church of the Ascension, Balally Parish, Dublin 16   Principal Celebrant, Fr. Derek Farrell, Parish Priest at the Parish of the Travelling People; assisted by Fr. Dermot Lane, Parish […]
October 20, 2015

Pope’s message to families of Carrickmines victims

The message from Pope Francis was read by Bishop Eamonn Walsh at the Requiem Mass for Jimmy Lynch, Willie Lynch and Tara Gilbert and their daughters Jodie and Kelsey
October 10, 2015

Archbishop asks for prayers for Carrickmines victims

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed his sympathy to the Traveller families who have been devastated by this morning’s tragic fire in Carrickmines in Dublin. Archbishop Martin said the news was heartbreaking for all in the Traveller and wider local community. Archbishop Martin has asked that all those who have died […]
September 27, 2015

Pope Francis confirms Dublin as host for 2018 World Meeting

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES TO BE HELD IN DUBLIN   Pope Francis has announced that the next World Meeting of Families will take place in 2018 in Dublin. He made the announcement at the concluding Mass of the World Meeting of Families which ended in Philadelphia this evening. It was […]
September 25, 2015

Diocesan Appointments 2015

    Priests   Aherne, The Reverend Francis OSA, Augustinian Priory, as Curate in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Ballyboden effective 1st September. Annan, The Very Reverend Raphael CSSp, as Moderator in Kimmage/Greenhills. Bartley, The Reverend Kevin, Chaplain DCU to Administrator, University Church, effective 15th September 2015. Behan, The […]
September 18, 2015

Crosscare support for modular housing to ease homeless emergency

Press Release Friday 18th September Crosscare supports modular housing initiative as an emergency measure for homeless families   Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, today gave its support to the development of short-term modular housing which is being proposed by the Dublin Local Authorities, as an […]
September 18, 2015

Crosscare Appeal

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September
September 17, 2015

Parish Council Pioneers look to the next phase

Press Release Thursday 17th September Parish Council Pioneers reflect on a decade of participation     Over 10 years ago, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin introduced the concept of lay people working in partnership with clergy in running parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin.   As part of a wide ranging review of that initiative, […]
September 15, 2015

The Priests of 1916: new records on display for Culture Night

 Press release September 15th   “The Priests of 1916”   Archdiocese releases Rising records to mark Culture Night   Accounts of how Dublin priests ministered to the injured and dying during the 1916 Rising will be on display for the first time as part of the Archdiocese of Dublin Culture […]
September 11, 2015

Lourdes Blog 2015

Update from school students travelling as helpers
September 7, 2015

Crosscare to plan for reception of refugees

Press Release Monday September 7th   Crosscare staff begin work on planning to help refugees    At the request of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Crosscare staff in Dublin have begun working on a draft programme of support for refugees. Crosscare is the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin.  Crosscare also […]
September 7, 2015

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015

Press Release Monday September 7th   2,000 people are departing Dublin airport this morning (Monday) as part of the largest annual pilgrimage to leave Ireland for the French Marian Shrine of Lourdes.   The 66th Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage runs until Saturday and will be led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.   […]
September 3, 2015

Archbishop Martin on refugee crisis

RTÉ News at One radio programme on Thursday 3 September
August 26, 2015

World Day of Prayer for all Creation

Tuesday September 1st in Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
June 18, 2015

Day of Prayer for Berkeley victims

Press Release Immediate  DAY OF PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCE FOR VICTIMS OF BERKELEY DISASTER TO BE HELD AT DUBLIN’S PRO-CATHEDRAL   Books of condolence will be opened and special prayers will be said all day at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral this  Saturday, June 20th, to remember those who have died or remain injured […]
June 18, 2015

Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’: on the Care of our Common Home

Click here to view/download a PDF version of ‘Laudato Si’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana
June 12, 2015

Child Safeguarding Update 2015

Child safeguarding measures increase as level of complaints decrease Press Release June 12th 2015   An ongoing decline in the number of abuse allegations against priests has allowed the Dublin Diocesan Safeguarding service to significantly increase the level of child protection training it offers to parishes. Today (Friday 12th June) […]
June 3, 2015

Press Release: Archbishop Martin ordains two new priests in Dublin

Press Release Wednesday June 3rd 2015   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests in Archdiocese of Dublin   The Archdiocese of Dublin will have two new priests today as Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains Paul Glennon and Chris Derwin to the Diocesan priesthood.  The ordinations take place on the Feast Day […]
May 22, 2015

Oscar Romero Beatification & Festival of Peoples

Festival of Peoples Mass in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Sunday 24 May
May 22, 2015

Press Release: Ecumenical Bible Week

Press Release May 22nd Ecumenical Bible Week 24-31 May 2015   Ireland’s leading Christian churches will meet to celebrate Ecumenical Bible Week 2015 from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday, 24-31 May.  A wide range of events has been scheduled to take place at numerous venues throughout counties Dublin, Wicklow and […]
May 14, 2015

Marriage matters – Reflect before you change it

A range of resources and information made available in recent months by the Diocesan Communications Office and the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth
May 13, 2015

Weeks of Guided Prayer

Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism, Archdiocese of Dublin
May 12, 2015

Pope Francis reflects on the family for World Communications Day

‘Communicating the Family: A privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love’   The 49th World Communications Day will be celebrated next Sunday 17 May 2015 – the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and the Sunday before Pentecost.  The World Day for Social Communications was the only worldwide […]
April 29, 2015

Parish Cells system gets Vatican Approval

The Parish Cells System of Evangelization receives Vatican Approval   In the early 1980s Fr. Michael Eivers, a native of Cullyfad, Longford initiated the parish cells in his parish in Florida, USA in an effort to revitalise his parish which was in decline.  Such was his success that don PiGi […]
April 27, 2015

Priest’s historic World War I diaries go digital

Historic collaboration makes World War One Diaries available worldwide
April 24, 2015

‘Marriage is Important – Reflect before you change it’

A pdf A5 designed leaflet
March 10, 2015

‘Marriage is important’

 ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’   Statement from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference 10th March 2015   Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage in the Constitution of Ireland. Marriage is of fundamental importance […]
March 10, 2015

Crosscare Support for Young Emigrants

PRESS RELEASE March 5th 2015 Immediate   Young Irish emigrants share their experiences of loneliness with those planning to leave   The loneliness and homesickness experienced by young Irish people who have left here to find work abroad has been laid bare in a new website to help support others […]
February 27, 2015

World Day of the Sick Presentation

Fr. Kevin Bartley
February 23, 2015

Notice to Priests and Parishes regarding Campaign Literature

Guidelines for parish publications, newsletters and social media
February 10, 2015

Statement on Safeguarding Reviews

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin February 10th 2015, on the Publication of the Seventh Tranche of the review process of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
January 29, 2015

Year of Consecrated Life

To mark the Year of Consecrated Life 2015, the Dublin Diocesan Office for Religious has created a blog featuring announcements of upcoming events, prayer resources, useful links, and general information about the Year of Consecrated Life, which can be found at www.yearofconsecratedlifedublin.wordpress.com The World Day for Consecrated Life 2015 takes […]
January 29, 2015

Diocesan Prayer Book 2015

‘I Am With You’  (Psalm 90) For those experiencing suffering and illness, and for those caring for the Sick. Of use for the sick and carers, and for personal prayer. In parish – at home – in hospital – for pastoral visitation of the sick – First Friday calls. Prayer […]
January 20, 2015

20/1/15 Dublin Catholics asked to take part in Synod preparations

Press Release Tuesday January 20th 2015 Dublin Catholics invited to take part in worldwide discussion on the family   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has invited priests and parishioners to take part in a diocesan-wide discussion process in advance of the Synod of the Family this year.   Archbishop Martin will attend […]
December 18, 2014

Establishment of Frank Duff Historical Commission

December 18, 2014

The Mass by John Mac Mahon

A book for parents trying to pass on the Catholic faith to their children
December 2, 2014

Archbishop’s Statement on Homeless

Press Release December 2nd 2014 Archbishop Diarmuid  Martin has said  that following consultations with staff, he is in to a position to make a substantial  Diocesan Property available  for emergency homeless accommodation in Dublin city centre. Archbishop Martin has advised staff to make contact with the city’s Homeless Executive today […]
December 1, 2014

Archbishop’s Food Appeal

Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is appealing to parishioners to donate food to assist those most in need throughout the Diocese this Christmas. The launch took place today (11.30 Monday December 1st) in Crosscare’s first food bank on Dublin’s Portland Row. The appeal is necessary again this winter to provide essential […]
November 25, 2014

25/11/14 Pope Francis’ Address to Council of Europe

Below please find the full text of Pope Francis’ address to the Council of Europe(November 25th)  Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,             I am happy to address this solemn session which brings together a significant representation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, […]
November 25, 2014

25/11/14 Pope Francis’ Address to EU Parliament

(Vatican Radio) The full text of the address delivered by Pope Francis to members of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday November 25, 2014. “Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends,           […]
November 21, 2014

The Meaning of Marriage

Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference
October 18, 2014

18/10/14 Pope Francis “extraordinary” address at close of Synod

The Archbishop of Dublin has welcomed the publication of the final text at the closing of the Synod of Bishops in Rome this evening.  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the text must be read in the context of Pope Francis’ extraordinary final remarks to the Synod, after which the Pope received […]
October 13, 2014

13/10/14 Synod on the Family

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and vice-president of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is representing the Irish bishops at the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of Bishops which is taking  place at the Vatican, to discuss the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation   Our […]
October 7, 2014

7/10/14 Archbishop Martin to Synod “Listen to married couples”

Press Release October 7th 2014    Summary of comments by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, during today’s debate at the Synod of Bishops in Rome   During this morning’s debate at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin stressed the importance of consulting married couples. He said […]
October 3, 2014

3/10/14 Dublin Priest to Chair Ecumenical Council

  Press Release: Friday October 3rd 2014    Dublin Priest makes history as first Catholic Chair of Ecumenical Council   A ground-breaking ecumenical decision has been taken with the appointment of a Roman Catholic Priest as Chairperson to the Dublin Council of Churches.   Set up over half a century […]
October 1, 2014

1/10/14 Crosscare seeks register for emigrants

  Government urged to connect with emigrants   Crosscare’s Migrant Project has called on the government to initiate a database of Irish emigrants abroad with a view to creating a stronger on-line connection between the Irish State and its diaspora. Crosscare Migrant Project staff made a number of proposals in […]
September 17, 2014

17/9/14 Deanery Changes Announced

Press Release – Wednesday, September 17th 2014 Deanery changes in Dublin Archdiocese to increase the role of lay people in Diocesan Planning   The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has adopted significant changes which will greatly enhance the participation of lay people in pastoral planning in the country’s largest Catholic diocese. […]
September 16, 2014

16/9/14 Culture Night 2014

Press Release September 16th 2014 WW1 Diaries on Public Display for the First Time for Culture Night “The roll call of the Munsters on Monday was the saddest thing imaginable. In the field beside St. Mary’s (the little tent chapel the artillery chaps erected for us) the four Companies all […]
September 8, 2014

Lourdes Blog 2014

Mount Anville Secondary School Lourdes – Day 1, 7th September 2014 Everyone arrived in the airport at 5.30am in uniform ready to get started. We were all straight to work with the pilgrims, hearing about their stories and past adventures. For some it was their first time flying and for […]
September 5, 2014

Irish Pilgrims Depart for Lourdes

Press Release – Sunday, 7th September 2014 2,000 Irish Pilgrims Depart for Lourdes   65 years since it first began, the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage begins again this weekend as 2,000 pilgrims leave Dublin airport for the French shrine. It is the largest religious Pilgrimage to leave Ireland annually. From […]
August 25, 2014

Pope Francis Sends Condolences to Reynolds Family

25th August 2014    TELEGRAM OF CONDOLENCE OF POPE FRANCIS ON THE DEATH OF FORMER TAOISEACH ALBERT REYNOLDS   The Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   The Holy Father learned with sadness of the death of the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, and he asks you kindly to convey […]
August 3, 2014

Diocesan Appointments 2014

As of 1st August
July 23, 2014

23/7/14 Crosscare Info & Advocacy Report

Launch of “Year 1 Report” on Crosscare Information and Advocacy Services Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Crosscare Centre, Sackville Place, Dublin, 23rd July 2014             Many years ago, I was involved in the course of my work, in assessing requests […]
July 9, 2014

9/7/14 Dublin Priest in new Vatican Role

Press Release July 9th 2014 Dublin Priest appointed to new Vatican Media Role The Holy See has announced the appointment by Pope Francis of a Dublin priest to a new high profile committee tasked with reforming the Vatican media around the world. Monsignor Paul Tighe, currently Secretary of the Pontifical […]
July 7, 2014

Pope Francis meets with survivors

Homily from Pope Francis following Mass and a meeting with survivors of abuse, including two from Ireland, which was held in the Vatican earlier today (July 7th)   “The scene where Peter sees Jesus emerge after a terrible interrogation… Peter whose eyes meet the gaze of Jesus and weeps… This scene comes to my mind […]
July 2, 2014

2/7/14 New Head of Diocesan Curia

Press Release Immediate Wednesday July 2nd 2014 Archbishop Martin appoints new Head of Diocesan Curia   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today appointed Mgr. Paul Callan as Moderator of the Dublin Diocesan Curia. Mgr. Callan replaces Co. Clare native, Mgr. Lorcan O’ Brien who has been appointed as Administrator to Donnybrook Parish.  […]