Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Martin’

Notre Dame Uni to help with faith-reason centre in Dublin

Friday, June 24th, 2016

A new centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society is to be set up in Dublin, Ireland. The University of Notre Dame from the US will oversee the initiative at University Church, Dublin. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin announced the establishment of the “Notre-Dame Newman Centre for Faith and Reason”. Earlier Read more

Irish Catholicism being abandoned to extremists: Priest

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Catholicism in Ireland is being abandoned to obsessive extremists, a leading priest has said. Fr Brendan Hoban also criticised a “religious media more anxious to protect its pockets than engage with the realities of faith in the world”. Fr Hoban is the co-founder of the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland. He made these criticisms Read more

Prelate bemoans lack of Catholic intellectuals in Ireland

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The Catholic Church in Ireland is “very lacking” in people of intellect who, educated in faith, can address issues of our times, the Archbishop of Dublin says. The Church needs “competent lay men and women educated in their faith”, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said, according to a report in the Irish Times. The archbishop referred to Read more

Pope set to visit Ireland in 2018, Dublin archbishop says

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Pope Francis is set to visit Ireland in 2018, the Archbishop of Dublin has indicated. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin invited the Pope to preside at the World Meeting of Families scheduled for Dublin in 2018. The archbishop said in an interview with the Irish Independent last week that Francis had told him “I will come”. The Read more

Irish primate concerned at social media trends

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Ireland’s Catholic primate has criticised the way social media is being turned into a harsh and dehumanising environment for some. Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh told a conference at Maynooth that it is particularly reprehensible when those responsible purport to be Catholic or Christian. “Sadly more and more journalists, members of the Church and other Read more

Irish primate reminds synod of abuse, violence in families

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

The Primate of Ireland has criticised the synod on the family’s working document for not recognising the impacts of domestic violence and abuse on families. Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh said it would be a mistake for the synod to overlook the “shattering” effects of clerical sexual abuse on families. In his synod intervention, Archbishop Read more

Pope Francis visit to Ireland a distinct possibility

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

During this month’s synod on the family, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin will speak to Pope Francis about a possible papal visit to Ireland in 2018. Speculation is growing about a papal visit after it was announced that the next World Meeting of Families would be in Dublin in 2018. Archbishop Martin said Francis is Read more

Dublin prelate warns against retreat from dialogue

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Dublin’s archbishop is worried that some Catholics are retreating from dialogue with the present into the false security of imaginary better times. In a speech, Archbishop Dairmuid Martin said while the Church in Ireland would never be what it was 20 or even 10 years ago, things were improving. “But the moment I say that Read more

Church needs reality check in wake of Ireland referendum

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The Catholic Church in Ireland needs a “reality check”, the Archbishop of Dublin said, in the wake of an overwhelming referendum vote for same-sex marriage. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin also said the Church needs to ask itself if it has drifted away from young people. In the referendum on May 22, voters were asked if they Read more

Irish bishops to fund help for children of priests

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have agreed to provide funds for any counselling required by clients of a support group for children of priests. Irish-based Coping International was assured by the bishops that this support would be forthcoming. The bishops made this decision at their autumn meeting in October last year. The therapy would be provided through Read more