Archbishop of Dublin Diarmiud Martin with the reliquary of St Anthony in Fairview, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: John McElroy

PATSY McGARRYReligious Affairs CorrespondentAn overflow congregation greeted the relics of St Anthony of Padua when they arrived at the Franciscan Chu(...)

Archbishop Martin:  said “a growing pluralism in patronage of schools in Ireland but the vast majority of the population attends a school that is Catholic.”

In a country like Ireland “there is a public interest in supporting and defending independent Protestant schools in order to allow the particular role(...)

Former president of the High Court Mr Justice Richard Johnston with Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at the opening of the Michaelmas Law Term yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has warned against undermining the independence of judges and has appealed to all involved in the administration of (...)

The  Archbishop of Dublin  Dr  Diarmuid Martin:      “The church must reach out. An inward looking, self-centred, narcissistic church will never witness to the generosity and care of Jesus Christ.”   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin gave what was, in hindsight, a remarkable sermon last Sunday. As he told The Irish Times on Thursday(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: He said it was “fairly unusual for a pope to open his heart on so many issues”

  The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he was “very encouraged” by the words of Pope Francis. “It sets a pastoral(...)

Coadjutor Archbishop Eamon Martin: ‘It would hugely impoverish our faith if we were to compartmentalise it or exclude it completely from our conversations and actions in the public square.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Coadjutor Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has asked “why shouldn’t a Catholic politician, or lawyer, or teacher, or person of any profession for th(...)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin who said voting to pomote abortion cannot be reconciled with the Catholic faith. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church is engaged in a final round of contacts with TDs urging them to vote against the abortion Bill in tonight’s critical vote Coadjuto(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin who said it  was difficult to fathom the disparity between the revelations in relation to high-level management at Anglo and the ‘total insecurity and precariousness’ of people availing of services at the Capuchin Centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, has said the “smugness” of former Anglo Irish Bank executives on the tape recordings revealed t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “This is about saving lives, it is strictly within the Constitution, strictly within the requirement of what we have to do with the law,”
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected the call made by Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin that TDs should be allowed a free vote on abortion legislation(...)

The role of women in Irish society has changed radically saud the  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin today

RONAN McGREEVY The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he told Pope John Paul II that he was wrong about the rapid secularisat(...)

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