Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said some bishops at the synod felt the document could have said more on the questions of LGBT people and divorce. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It will not be possible for the Catholic Church to use certain language concerning LGBT and divorced people following last weekend’s Synod, Archbishop(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said an overnight change of doctrine is you say that what was wrong is now right, that is “just not on the cards”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has warned against expectations of doctrinal change at the end of the three year long Synod process. Speaking in (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the church in Ireland was moving from a more ‘rigorous’ tradition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church in Ireland was moving from a rigorous tradition to one that is more lax, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said in Rome tod(...)

A bishop takes a picture with a tablet during a synod of bishops in Paul VI’s hall at the Vatican . Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

The Catholic church must listen on a more regular basis to what married couples have to say, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told the extraor(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “The more qualifications you have to be equipped to teach in any school seems to me to make sense.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Teachers seeking to maximise their job prospects would be advised to study religious education, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said at the a(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said it seemed those who were running mother and baby homes didn’t understand how to look after children.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has called for a properly constituted commission to examine issues raised by the discovery of a mass(...)

Gifts for sale as pilgrims from around the world arrive at St Peter’s Square in Vatican City to see the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Saints are men and women who in their day to day ordinary lives try heroically to live the Christian life, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin will be 10 years in that role on Saturday next. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times 3:42

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin will be 10 years in that role on Saturday next, April 26th. He reflects on the past decade in an inter(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at home in Drumcondra: “My living quarters are smaller than [the pope’s].” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Not enough was done to help priests after the Murphy report into the handling of allegations of clerical child sex abuse was published in 2009,(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has criticised sectors of the Catholic press in Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has criticised sectors of the Catholic press in Ireland, accusing them of displaying a “growing tend(...)