Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Eamon Martin’

Church asked to identify property that could be used for housing

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
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The Irish Government has asked the Catholic Church to identify property it owns that could be used to tackle the housing crisis. Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien made the request to the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, in a recent letter. It comes as work continues to finalise the Government’s Housing Read more

Archbishop attacks rule criminalising church services

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has called for a new rule criminalising church services to be suspended. The government introduced the rule last week in a surprise move. Archbishop Eamon Martin (pictured) says the penal provisions associated with the new regulation are “provocative” and “draconian”. They also potentially infringed religious freedom and Read more

Irish primate says Viganò hijacked World Meeting of Families

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Irish primate Archbishop Eamon Martin says Archbishop Carlo Mario Viganò hijacked the World Meeting of Families in August. Viganò achieved this by releasing an 11-page letter accusing Pope Francis of mishandling sexual abuse claims on the final day of his visit to Ireland. In the letter, Viganò claims Francis was aware of sexual misconduct concerns Read more

Irish hierarchy won’t respond to call for local synod

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Suspended Irish Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery wants a synod of the Irish church, but says the Irish hierarchy hasn’t wanted to know. Writing on his blog after the synod on the family in Rome, Fr Flannery noted that Pope Francis sees the synodal process as the pattern for the whole church. Fr Flannery quipped that Read more

New Ireland primate wants laity to renew Church

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The new Primate of All Ireland wants to see a humble renewal of the Irish Church led from the bottom up by the laity. Archbishop Eamon Martin became Archbishop of Armagh and Ireland’s primate following Pope Francis’s acceptance of the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady, who had turned 75. According to The Tablet, during an Read more

New leader for Catholic Church in Ireland has ‘no baggage’

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The future leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Archbishop-elect Eamon Martin, has been described as “a clean pair of hands” who “does not carry any baggage from the past with him”. Archbishop-elect Martin has been appointed coadjutor archbishop of Armagh, making him the designated successor to Cardinal Sean Brady, who has been under pressure Read more