May 30, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress Launches Exhibition of 1932 Memorabilia

Members of the public and pilgrims at the upcoming 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2012) from 10-17 June 2012 will have the opportunity to recreate the sights and sounds of 1932 with the unveiling of a rare and unique exhibition.   Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, and Mr Fonsie Mealy, […]
May 28, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress Links with MAGIS Ireland

Fancy spending a day in the life of an inner-city Dublin Parish, learning about the faith traditions of travelling people, or exploring the theme of reconciliation with refugees?  This summer the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2012) offers young people the opportunity to explore all of these experiences by participating in […]
May 24, 2012

24/05/2012 Child Protection Update 2012

The Child Safeguarding and Protection Service (CSPS) of the Archdiocese of Dublin has published its annual Child Protection Update – giving statistical information on child sexual abuse by priests in the Dublin Diocese. Speaking at a briefing on the CSPS report, Director of the Service Andrew Fagan said the Diocese […]
May 24, 2012

International Eucharistic Congress New Booking Options

More than 20,000 people have now booked tickets to attend the 50th International Eucharistic Congress at the RDS from 10-16 June 2012 and the option to book online has now been extended until 4 June 2012. The closing ceremony; ‘Statio Orbis’, at Croke Park on Sunday 17 June is a […]
May 24, 2012

Rector of Pontifical Irish College nominated Monsignor by Pope Bendict XVI

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has announced the nomination by Pope Benedict XVI of Fr. Ciaran O’ Carroll as Chaplain to His Holiness – this is an honorary Papal Title which nominates him as Monsignor. Monsignor Ciarán O’Carroll was appointed Rector of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome in September last year. […]
May 18, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress announces details of Youth Space

50th International Eucharistic Congress announces details of Youth Space 17 May 2012 Hundreds of Irish young people are preparing to ‘Get Set Go’ with an ambitious programme of events at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2012) Chiara Luce Youth Space running at the RDS, Dublin from 11–16 June 2012.  The […]
May 16, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress announces details of Healing Stone

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2012) will feature the unveiling of a Healing Stone during the Opening Ceremony in the RDS on 10 June as a means of acknowledging the abuse of children. The Healing Stone comprises a large, shaped piece of Wicklow granite which is engraved with a prayer […]
May 3, 2012

Live TV Mass marks final preparation towards Eucharistic Congress

The final month of preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) is being marked with a special Mass celebrated by the Papal Nuncio, the Most Rev Charles Brown, which will be broadcast live on Sunday 6 May.  IEC2012 staff members and volunteers will gather in RTE for the […]
May 2, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress Launches iPhone and iPad App

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) launches a free iPhone and iPad App designed exclusively for Congress pilgrims by Dominican Friar Luuk Dominiek Jansen in conjunction with IEC2012 staff. The IEC2012 App gives pilgrims from all over the world the opportunity to experience the Congress through 21st Century technology.  […]
May 2, 2012

Televised Mass to mark the Final Month of Preparations for IEC2012.

Televised Mass on RTE this Sunday Marking the Commencement of the Final Month of Preparations for IEC2012.
April 27, 2012

29/04/2012 St Andrew’s Church celebrates 180 years at the heart of Dublin City

A parish that has been at the heart of Dublin City for almost two centuries will come together in celebration this weekend. On Sunday, (29th April), St Andrew’s Church on Westland Row will celebrate its 180th anniversary.  The celebrations are being held in preparation for the Eucharistic Congress which takes […]
April 25, 2012

25/04/2012 Dublin churches unite for “Camino” Pilgrim Walk

Press Release Wednesday April 25th 2012 Immediate Release Dublin churches unite for “Camino” Pilgrim Walk Dubliners and visitors to the capital will be able to take part in a city centre “Camino” or Pilgrim Walk during the International Eucharistic Congress in June. Details of the Pilgrim Walk, which involves visiting […]
April 12, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress involves Alpha

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) is pleased to announce the involvement of Alpha, a parish tool for evangelisation, providing people with a practical introduction to the Christian faith, as part of the official Congress programme from 10 – 17 June 2012. Alpha will participate during the eight-day Congress […]
April 7, 2012

Papal Legate for Congress

                  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has welcomed the announcement by Pope Benedict  of Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, as the Pope’s personal Legate to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. The announcement coincides with the launch of a new stage in the preparation for the Congress which will […]
April 5, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress commissions almost 2,000 volunteers

On Holy Thursday, 5 April this year, the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) launches the programme for the ‘Day of Ministry in the Service of Communion’ with a special commissioning ceremony, at 6pm Mass in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, for all the IEC2012 volunteers who will be of service before, […]
April 4, 2012

06/04/2012 Ecumenical Good Friday Procession

The Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin and Michael Jackson, will lead an ecumenical procession through Dublin city centre on Good Friday. The procession will be the first of its kind in the capital and in an act of visible witness will see a cross […]
March 21, 2012

Invitation to choirs to participate in IEC2012

Last week I was appointed to co-ordinate the participation of choirs and music groups in IEC2012. I would be very grateful if you could pass this information to the music leaders in your parish. How can your choir/music group participate? We would like to invite Choirs/Music Groups to participate in […]
March 20, 2012

Summary of the Findings of the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland

  Bishops welcome ‘Summary of the Findings of the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland‘   Background   On 19 March 2010, following a meeting in the Vatican with the bishops of Ireland, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI issued a Pastoral Letter to the Catholics in Ireland.  The Pastoral Letter expressed his […]
March 20, 2012

Holy See Press Office Note on Visitation report

NOTE CONCERNING THE RESULTS OF THE APOSTOLIC VISIT TO IRELAND Vatican City, 20 March 2012 (VIS) – Given below is a note released this morning by the Holy See Press Office concerning the summary of the findings of the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland. It is, the English-language text reads, “a […]
March 14, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI blesses Eucharistic Congress Bell

Pope Benedict XVI received the International Eucharistic Congress Bell in Rome today, Wednesday 14th March. He blessed the Congress Bell and rang the Bell as part of preparations for the upcoming 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012). The Holy Father received the Bell, which was presented by a delegation headed […]
March 13, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress Bell to be received by Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI will receive the International Eucharistic Congress Bell in Rome this Wednesday, 14 March and it is anticipated that he will join a quarter of a million Irish pilgrims who have already rung the bell as part of preparations for the upcoming 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012). […]
March 9, 2012

09/03/2012 Archbishops of Dublin and the Lord Mayor unite in appeal for return of the heart of St Laurence O’ Toole

Christ Church Cathedral Press Release Friday 09 March 2012   The Catholic and Protestant Archbishops of Dublin and Dublin’s Lord Mayor unite in the appeal for the return of the heart of St Laurence O’ Toole, Patron Saint of Dublin   It is almost 1 week since officials at Christ […]
March 6, 2012

06/03/2012 Emmanuel — voices, hands and hearts raised in the Helix

Press Release: Tuesday March 6th Emmanuel — voices, hands and hearts raised in the Helix A unique collaboration of deaf and hearing students will raise their voices and hands on the stage of the Helix in Dublin next week as part of the Emmanuel concert series. For the first time […]
March 2, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress Marks 100 Days to IEC2012

  The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) is calling the people of Ireland to get involved with ‘Ring for Renewal’, a special event on St Patrick’s Day this year to mark the final 100 days of preparation for the Congress.     The 100-day milestone falls on Friday 2 […]
February 28, 2012

28/02/2012 President Higgins to launch Crosscare’s Call to Action for Social Justice

President Michael D. Higgins will open the first Action for Justice Conference in Dublin this morning (Tuesday, 28th) – organised by Dublin’s leading Catholic charity – Crosscare.  The conference, which continues through out the day at All Hallows College in Dublin will also be addressed by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.    […]
February 28, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Launches Host a Pilgrim Programme

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) is running a Host a Pilgrim Programme (HAPP) which offers hospitality in Dublin homes to pilgrims from economically challenged countries.   The generosity of Dublin people means that hundreds of foreign pilgrims, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend this summer’s Congress, can […]
February 27, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Extends Invitation to Ireland’s Youth

Young people from across Ireland are invited to celebrate their faith at this summer’s International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) in an event that is being described as one of the most ambitious youth ministry programmes ever presented in this country. The programme called ‘Go! Be Church!’ will happen in an […]
February 19, 2012

19/02/2012 Liturgical Reception for Apostolic Nuncio

Words of Welcome from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Solemn Liturgical Reception in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Sunday February 19th to welcome His Excellency Archbishop Charles J. Brown, Apostolic Nuncio in Ireland and (below) the Homily from Archbishop Brown.   In our ceremony this morning we call to mind Archbishop Brown’s […]
February 10, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress to focus on suffering and healing

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 (IEC2012) will explore the theme of sickness and its potential to exclude and isolate people, it announced in a statement marking the World Day of the Sick on 11 February 2012. The Eucharistic Congress will be celebrating the theme of ‘Communion in Suffering and […]
February 8, 2012

08/02/2012 Bishops’ Statement on Baroness Hollins address

Statement from the Catholic Communications Office February 8th   Addressing an International Conference on the Sexual Abuse of children within the Catholic Church at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome yesterday, Baroness Sheila Hollins stated that very few victims had counselling or therapy, saying, “In Ireland it is said that […]
January 24, 2012

Message of Pope Benedict XVI for World Communications Day 2012

As we draw near to World Communications Day 2012, I would like to share with you some reflections concerning an aspect of the human process of communication which, despite its importance, is often overlooked and which, at the present time, it would seem especially necessary to recall.
January 19, 2012

50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Launches Ecumenical Programme

A unique element of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, which will take place in Dublin from June 10th-17th 2012, is the extensive involvement of Christians of other traditions in both the pastoral preparation and the official programme for the Congress week.
January 19, 2012

18/01/2012 Dublin Archbishops launch Christian Unity Week

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough, Dr Michael Jackson, joined together at the Church of Saints Columbanus and Gall in Milltown last night (Wednesday) to launch The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.   The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated from […]
December 21, 2011

IEC2012 updates

New Year’s Resolution to Volunteer The 50th International Eucharistic Congress are delighted to announce that they have now over 700 registered volunteers from all over Ireland and continue their call to volunteers as more are needed. Recently, the first volunteer induction training sessions were held and there will be more […]
December 14, 2011

05/12/2011 Crosscare “Thanks to Teachers”

Kids asked to say a very special thanks to teachers this Christmas
December 8, 2011

08/12/2011 Statement on Murphy Commission – Supplementary Report

08/12/2011 Statement on Murphy Commission - Supplementary Report
October 25, 2011

25/10/2011 Palestrina Choir launch unique choral tribute to the past and present

As preparations continue for next summer’s International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, a special recording of sacred music and reflections will be launched this evening (Wednesday,26th October 7.30pm) by the Palestrina Choir in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral.
October 25, 2011

25/10/2011 Archdiocese appoints new Vicar for Evangelisation

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has appointed Fr. Kieran McDermott as the new Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and Ecumenism. He succeeds Father Ciaran O’Carroll, recently appointed Rector of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.
October 20, 2011

20/10/2011 CYC celebrates 20th Anniversary of the G.R.A.F.T. Programme

October 11, 2011

01/10/2011 Michaelmas Law Term Mass

Archbishop Martin celebrates Mass at the start of the Michaelmas Law Term Archbishop Diarmuid Martin this morning (Monday 3rd) celebrated Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit to mark the start of the Michaelmas Law term. In his homily at the Mass in Saint Michan’s Church in Halston Street in Dublin, […]
October 3, 2011

03/10/2011 Archbishop Martin celebrates Mass at the start of the Michaelmas Law Term

03 October 2011   Archbishop Martin celebrates Mass at the start of the Michaelmas Law Term   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin this morning (Monday 3rd) celebrated Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit to mark the start of the Michaelmas Law term.   In his homily at the Mass in Saint Michan’s […]
September 16, 2011

16/09/2011 Crosscare Annual Appeal Launch

Charity’s crisis services struggling to cope with demand in Dublin city centre.  The Director of one of Dublin’s leading Catholic charities has said demand for support, advice and hot food in the city increased by approximately 40% over the last 12 months. Conor Hickey was speaking at Crosscare’s Annual Appeal […]
September 8, 2011

7/9/2011 Dublin Priest appointed to Irish College

Father Ciarán O’Carroll has been appointed as Rector of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome.  Father O’Carroll is the Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Dublin and Administrator of the Catholic University Church on Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin.  Father O’Carroll succeeds Monsignor Liam Bergin from the Diocese of Ossory, […]
September 7, 2011

Sunday’s Prayer of the Faithful

Prayer of the Faithful, 32nd Sunday of the Year, Sunday November 6th 2011
August 29, 2011

28/08/11 Preparations for Dublin Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Press Release 28th  August 2,000 prepare for Dublin  Pilgrimage to Lourdes A Blessing of Hands ceremony for volunteers who will take sick people on pilgrimage to Lourdes next week takes place in Dublin this afternoon (Sunday 28th) Every year, hundreds of people, among them doctors nurses and students give generously […]
August 18, 2011

18/8/2011 Statement on Financial Review

The Archdiocese of Dublin is, like most  people and organisations in the current economic climate, faced with declining financial resources. It is preparing measures to address that situation based on an analysis of pastoral needs and funding requirements into the future.  The Archdiocese has to face the current serious economic reality […]
August 8, 2011

08/08/2011 Crosscare encourage migrants to get involved in politics

Crosscare encourage migrants to get involved in politics Press Release8th August 2011 Crosscare Migrant Project recently launched their Opening Power to Diversity scheme to encourage migrants to become involved in politics. The aim of the project is to enhance the transparency of Irish politics and make it more accessible to […]
August 2, 2011

02/08/11 Catholic Youth Care countdown to World Youth Day

Press Release Immediate Release 02 August 2011 Catholic Youth Care countdown to World Youth Day Excitement is growing in Catholic Youth Care (CYC) as preparations are currently underway for the up coming World Youth Day celebrations taking place from the 16th to the 21st of August.  Over 150 pilgrims from […]
July 29, 2011

Statement of clarification on behalf of Archbishop Martin

Press ReleaseImmediate 29th July 2011 Statement of clarification on behalf of Archbishop MartinFollowing the publication of an article on page three of this week’s Phoenix magazine, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wishes to make a number of clarifications on the record; particularly as this magazine is a weekly publication and serious errors […]
June 27, 2011

26/06/2011 National Eucharistic Congress

The Feast of Corpus Christi and the National Eucharistic Congress which began in Knock yesterday. Press Release 26th June 2011 A candle blessed at the celebrations in Knock yesterday will this  morning light in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin, as in every other Cathedral Church in Ireland to mark […]
June 26, 2011

26/6/2011 Homily for National Congress

Corpus Christi 2011NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Pro-Cathedral, 26th June 2011 We have come this morning to continue here in the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin our Irish National Eucharistic Congress which began yesterday at Knock Shrine.  This morning we celebrate the Eucharist in […]
June 20, 2011

19/06/2011 Commissioning of Parish Pastoral Workers

Press Release 19th June 2011 Commissioning of Parish Pastoral Workers in Dublin Diocese Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today (Sunday) commissioned nine new parish pastoral workers in a ceremony in St. Colmcille’s Parish in Knocklyon in Dublin. In his homily (attached) Archbishop Martin said the new parish pastoral workers “join those already […]
June 13, 2011

13/06/2011 Crosscare “Thank you to Teachers”

Press Release Immediate Release 13 June 2011 Kids asked to say a very special thanks to Teachers School children who will bid a tearful farewell to their favorite teacher at the end of the month are being asked to say thanks with a very present for their teacher this summer […]
June 1, 2011

01/06/2011 Parish Urges Cuts Rethink

Parish of the Travelling People welcome Ombudsman’s intervention for Traveller children. Press Release June 1st Immediate The priest of the country’s only Parish of Travelling People has urged the government to seriously reconsider cuts to resource teachers for Traveller children in the wake of concern expressed by the Ombudsman for […]
May 13, 2011

Dublin IEC2012 News

Dublin IEC2012 News EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS BELL:  The International Eucharistic Congress Bell is currently visiting parishes in the Diocese. If you have any pictures of the Bell visiting your parish please send these on to  communications@dublindiocese.ie for our website, facebook and twitter pages. For parish schedule of the Bell Click Here […]
April 15, 2011

15/04/2011 First ever Young Carers Awareness Day

Press Release Friday 15th April 2011 First ever Young Carers Awareness Day is celebrated On Friday 15th of April, the first ever Young Carers Awareness Day will be held in Coláiste Eoin, Finglas. The aim of the day is to create a greater understanding of the issues facing young carers […]
April 14, 2011

14/04/2011 Policy launch for Child Safeguarding and Protection

Press Release Thursday 14th April 2011 Archdiocese of Dublin launches Policy for Child Safeguarding and Protection The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, together with the staff of the Child Safeguarding and Protection office (CSPS) today launched the Diocesan Policy for Child Safeguarding and Protecting children. This Policy brings together a […]
March 21, 2011

21/03/2011 Emmanuel Launch

Press Release/Diary Notice Immediate Emmanuel – Glee Club meets X Factor meets Church music 1500 secondary students from all over Dublin will sings their souls out next week in the Helix for the “Emmanuel Live” Concerts, and today (21st March 12.30pm  Grafton St) some of those involved will take to […]
March 21, 2011

21/03/2011 Priest urges rethink on cuts to Traveller education

Press Release Monday March 21st Immediate  Parish Priest of the Travelling People says Traveller children could be affected most by education cuts. A Dublin priest has said the Department of Education must ensure that planned cuts to resource teachers don’t discriminate against Traveller children. Fr. Derek Farrell, parish priest of the Parish […]
March 7, 2011

07/03/2011 Eucharistic Congress 2012 Launch

Cardinal Brady and Archbishop Martin to launch the InternationalEucharistic Congress in Ireland in 2012 PRESS RELEASE Monday March 7th Immediate Call for volunteers and to prayer for the success of the Congress in Ireland-Congress Bell to visit all 26 dioceses of Ireland-3,000 volunteers needed to help organise the Eucharistic Congress […]
February 15, 2011

15/02/2011 Liturgy of Lament and Repentance

Press Release/ Diary Notice February 15th   On next Sunday 20th February at 3pm a Liturgy of Lament and Repentance for the sexual abuse of children by priests and religious will be held in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, within the framework of the Apostolic Visitation of the Archdiocese of Dublin. The […]
February 10, 2011

10/2/2011 Prison Chaplains say report must change system

The country’s prison chaplains have welcomed publication today of the report from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture on the country’s prison systems – and expressed the hope that change in the system may finally be implemented by the incoming government. Just over three months ago, the prison chaplains […]
February 3, 2011

3/2/2011 Welcome for new Church of Ireland Archbishop

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has welcomed the news of the election of Bishop Michael Jackson as the new Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough. Archbishop Martin said he looked forward to working with Archbishop Jackson in continuing the collaboration and the deepening of ecumenical renewal as […]
February 2, 2011

02/02/2011 World Day of the Sick

Press Release/Diary Notice February 2ndHearing Deaf people in their hours of need A conference in Dublin this Saturday (February 5th) will be conducted through sign language, with interpreters for the hearing, in a unique effort to highlight the need to provide essential communication access for deaf people who are ill […]
January 25, 2011

24/1/2011 Pope’s Message for World Communications Day

World Communications Day “Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age.” Message from Pope Benedict XVIDear Brothers and Sisters, On the occasion of the 45th World Day of Social Communications, I would like to share some reflections that are motivated by a phenomenon characteristic of our age: the […]
December 31, 2010

1/1/2011 World day of Peace Homily

World Day of Peace Reflection 2011Dr Kieran J. O’Mahony, OSA1 January, 2011, University Church, Dublin Introduction For a brief period in the mid-1990s, I had the privilege of living in Israel, at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem. A few days after my arrival, I began to wear […]
December 23, 2010

23/12/2010 Crosscare Hot Food and Shelter Information

Crosscare Hot Food and Shelter InformationPress Release Immediate Crosscare’s Food Service at Holles Row, beside Holles Street Hospital (formerly known as the Penny Dinners) will be open on Sunday, 26th December, Monday, 27th December and Tuesday, 28th December serving hot dinners FREE OF CHARGE to all comers between 11am and […]
December 17, 2010

17/12/10 Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Publication of Chapter 19 of Murphy report

Press Release December 17th 2010Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on Publication of Chapter 19 of Murphy report Chapter 19 provides additional specific evidence to the already horrendous narrative of the Murphy report. It reports the tragic and shocking story of how a devious, predatory paedophile used the priesthood to gain […]
December 6, 2010

6/12/10 Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on sentencing of Tony Walsh

Press Release December 6th 2010 Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on sentencing of Tony Walsh Tony Walsh, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin was sentenced today for the grievous sexual abuse of three people when they were still only children.  My first thoughts go to these victims and […]
December 2, 2010

2/12/10 Crosscare Info on Food and Shelter

Press Release December 2nd Hot meals and homeless services extended Crosscare staff and volunteers are working hard to provide essential services to those most in need in Dublin during this cold weather and have increased the number of hot meals available and extended opening hours in their homeless shelters. Their three […]
December 1, 2010

Dublin Diocesan Music Group Celebrate 25 years

DUBLIN DIOCESAN MUSIC GROUPCELEBRATING 25 YEARS  The Dublin Diocesan Advent Service on Saturday 27 November at the Pro-Cathedral also saw the members of the Dublin Diocesan Music Group celebrate 25 years of musical service to the Diocese. In Advent 1985, Archbishop Kevin McNamara led the Dublin Diocesan celebration for International Youth Year […]
November 15, 2010

15/11/10 Statement of Clarification

For the attention of newsdesks/editorsStatement of clarification Monday November 15th The Archdiocese of Dublin Communications Office wishes to issue the following statement of clarification regarding a story in this morning’s Irish Independent newspaper. Under the headline “Pope’s child abuse envoy in Mass Row”, the article, in referring to Bishop Dermot O’ […]
November 14, 2010

14/11/2010 Statement of Cardinal O ‘Malley

Cardinal Seán November 14 statement at Pro Cathedral I am very grateful to the Archbishop for his gracious invitation to participate in this Eucharist celebrated at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, commemorating the feast of your founding bishop, St. Laurence O’Toole. My first visit to this beautiful church was as a young […]
November 12, 2010

12/11/10 Vatican statement on Apostolic Visitation

 PRESS RELEASE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE APOSTOLIC VISITATION IN IRELAND  On March 19, 2010, following a meeting with the Bishops of Ireland, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI issued a Pastoral Letter to the Catholics in Ireland. The Letter expressed his deep sorrow and regret regarding abuse perpetrated by priests […]
November 11, 2010

11/11/10 Pope meets Congress Team

Press release November 11th 2010 Pope Benedict meets Archbishop Martin and Eucharistic Congress Team Pope Benedict this morning met with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and members of the organising committee of the 50th Eucharistic Congress, which will be held in Ireland in 2012.   During the past few days a delegation from […]
October 12, 2010

12/10/10 Statement on Formal Defections

The Holy See confirmed at the end of August that it was introducing changes to canon law and as a result it will no longer be possible to formally defect from the Catholic Church. This will not alter the fact that many people can defect from the Church, and continue […]
October 11, 2010

9/10/10 Statement on Visitation

Statement by Archbishop on Visitation meeting  The meeting in Rome last week between Senior Vatican officials, the four Apostolic Visitators and the four Irish Archbishops was very co-operative and fruitful.    The type of Visitation envisioned is something new and unique.    There are very few past models to draw from.  For this reason all sides at the meeting were anxious to exchange views to […]
October 6, 2010

6/10/10 Archbishop Martin expresses gratitude to retiring Archbishop Neill

Press Release 6th October 2010Archbishop Martin expresses gratitude to retiring Archbishop Neill Following the announcement by Archbishop John Neill of his plans to retire next January, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today expressed his gratitude to Archbishop Neill for his collaboration, support and friendship.  He said they shared a commitment to working […]
October 5, 2010

2/10/10 Nigerian Independence Day Homily

Nigerian Independence Day Your Excellency, Ambassador Kema Chikwe, People of Nigeria of a population of 140 million; 340 languages, numerous tribes including IJBU; HOUSA; YORUBA; Christians of many Churches; Muslims; other faiths and none.  I greet you in prayer, asking God’s blessing on Nigeria and all Nigerians at home and elsewhere, […]
September 28, 2010

28/09/10 Giant Cardboard house to go up in Dublin Carpark

Giant cardboard house to go up in Dublin car park Young people from the parish of Foxrock in Dublin will work through the night this weekendto build a giant cardboard house in their church car park. 10,000 boxes have been gathered for the country’s first ever Boscathon, raising funds for […]
September 20, 2010

20/9/10 Ploughing Championships 2010

Representatives from the Catholic and Church of Ireland Archdioceses of Dublin are offering prayer, Religious Art and bell ringing, to farmers and visitors making their way to the National Ploughing championships this week. The unique event is the latest in a series of collaborations between the Churches as part of the […]
September 7, 2010

7/9/10 Lourdes Pilgrimage Begins

Press Release September 7th2,000 take part in Archdiocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes Almost 2,000 people are leaving Dublin for Lourdes today (Tuesday 7th) to take part in the 61st Pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Dublin which runs until Sunday. The annual September pilgrimage is one of the biggest events in the […]
September 3, 2010

3/9/10 Dedication of new altar with Poor Clare sisters

Press Release September 3rd Archbishop Martin celebrates dedication of new altar with Poor Clares in Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin this afternoon (Friday) celebrated Mass and the dedication of a new altar and reordering of the Church of St. Damian of the Poor Clare Colettines.   The small church in Ballsbridge, […]
July 15, 2010

15/7/2010 Archbishop in Taize

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diamruid Martin, will today join a group of young pilgrims taking part in a Diocesan pilgrimage to Taizé in France. Two thousand people from around the world travel to the ecumenical monastery in Burgundy every week during the summer to experience the prayer and fellowship of […]
July 14, 2010

14/07/10 Emigrants urged to seek advice before leaving

Emigrants urged to seek advice before leaving: Archbishop cautions against looking at Migrants as “disposable”   Crosscare has urged anyone considering emigration in the coming weeks and months to avail of their on line and city centre advice centres. Crosscare, the social care agency of the Dublin Diocese, has seen […]
July 9, 2010

9/7/10 Ordinations and Commissioning of Lay Pastoral Workers in Dublin Diocese

Press ReleaseFriday the 9th July 2010 Ordinations and commissioning of Lay Pastoral Workers in Dublin Diocese Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will ordain a new priest in the Archdiocese of Dublin and commission 10 new parish pastoral workers in a ceremony in St. Mary’ Pro-Cathedral tomorrow(Saturday 10th 11am). The 10 parish pastoral workers are […]
May 31, 2010

31/05/10 Apostolic Visitation

PRESS RELEASE OF THE HOLY SEE ON THE APOSTOLIC VISITATION IN IRELAND Following the Holy Father’s Letter to the Catholics of Ireland, the Apostolic Visitation of certain Irish dioceses, seminaries and religious congregations will begin in autumn of this year. Through this Visitation, the Holy See intends to offer assistance […]
May 26, 2010

26/5/20 EU Food Bank Campaign

CrosscarePress ReleaseMay 26 th  2010             Ireland’s Only Foodbank in campaign to save good food being destroyed Representatives from Ireland’s only food bank are in Hungary this week to help start a European wide campaign to save good food that is being destroyed and to give it to people in need. To […]
May 7, 2010

7/5/10 New Director for Safeguarding and Child Protection appointed

New Director for Safeguarding and Child Protection appointed The Archdiocese of Dublin has appointed a new Diocesan Director of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Service, Mr. Andrew Fagan. He replaces Mr. Phil Garland who was director of Child Protection in the Diocese since the service was set up in 2003. […]
April 3, 2010

3/4/2010 Statement on comments of Archbishop of Canterbury

STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTINON THE COMMENTS OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, ROWAN WILLIAMS The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, this afternoon(Saturday) telephoned Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to express his deep sorrow and regret for difficulties which may have been created by remarks in a BBC interview concerning the credibility […]
March 31, 2010

31/3/10 Haiti Collection

Dublin Catholics give generously to Haiti Collection  Funds raised for Haiti at Masses in Dublin last month have already been distributed and are helping with the relief and rebuilding effort. Mass goers gave over €1.3 million euro to help Haiti in a special collection in the Archdiocese of Dublin.   A […]
March 23, 2010

20/03/2010 Pope’s Pastoral Letter (Irish)

Tréadlitir an Phápa Rónaofa Beinidict XVIChuig Caitlicigh na hÉireann. 1. A Dheartháireacha agus a Dheirfiúracha Ionúine na hEaglaise in Éirinn,is le himní chroí a scríobhaim chugaibh mar Thréadaí ar an Eaglaisdhomhanda. Chomh maith libh féin, cuireadh as go mór dom ag an eolasa tháinig chun solais maidir leis an mí-úsáid […]
March 20, 2010

20/3/10 Statement by Archbishop Martin

PASTORAL LETTER OF POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE CATHOLICS OF IRELAND Archbishop Diarmuid Martin welcomes the Pastoral Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland.  He described the Letter not as a final word but as  “a further step in the process of renewal and healing in the […]
March 20, 2010

20/3/10 Pope’s Letter

PASTORAL LETTEROF THE HOLY FATHERPOPE BENEDICT XVITO THE CATHOLICS OF IRELAND                                1. DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE CHURCH IN IRELAND, it is withgreat concern that I write to you as Pastor of the universal Church. Likeyourselves, I have been deeply disturbed by the information which hascome to light regarding […]
March 4, 2010

04/03/10 Emmanuel 2010

Over 1200 secondary school students are clearing their throats and tuning their instruments for a unique celebration of sacred music, live at the Helix in Dublin.   The Emmanuel project, run by the Archdiocese of Dublin, is a liturgical music programme through which the talents of young singers and musicians […]
February 22, 2010

21/02/2010 Rite of Election

Press Release February 21st 44 people take part in ceremony to join the Catholic Church in DublinForty four people took part in a special ceremony in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin this afternoon (Sunday 21st) seeking to join the Catholic Church. Forty one people (called ‘catechumens’) presented to Archbishop […]
December 27, 2009

27/12/09 Unwanted Gifts Appeal

Less than 48 hours since the wrapping came off – Dubliners are taking unwanted Christmas gifts to the crib in the Pro Cathedral for the city’s homeless. Staff in St. Mary’s Pro- Cathedral pass the unwanted DVD,’s jumpers, toiletries, toys and more to Crosscare who will distribute them to those […]
December 24, 2009

24/12/09 Statement by Bishops Walsh and Field

Statement of Bishop Eamonn Walsh and Bishop Raymond Field 24th December 2009. We, Bishop Eamonn Walsh and Bishop Raymond Field,  have this evening informed Archbishop Diarmuid Martin that we are offering our resignation to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, as Auxiliary Bishops to the Archbishop of Dublin. As we celebrate the […]
December 17, 2009

17/12/09 Statement by Archbishop Martin

I believe Bishop Donal Murray did the right thing, for his Diocese and for the wider Irish Church and I appreciate the personal difficulty and pressure he has been under.   Responsibility must be taken by all who hold a position of authority and collective responsibility.   There have been […]
November 26, 2009

26/11/09 Personal Statement of Cardinal Desmond Connell

Personal Statement ofHis Eminence, Desmond Cardinal Connell,Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin The report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission, which has now been published, gives a shameful picture of the pattern of sexual abuse of children by priests in the diocese during the period of the Commission’s remit.  While acknowledging the work […]