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The Future of The Catholic Church in Ireland


Speaking Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Ely Place, 10th May 2010 What do I say about the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland?   The sociological data send us mixed signals.  Public opinion varies from those who would like the Catholic Church slowly, through its own implosion, [...]

Response to Pope’s Letter – Baroness Nuala O Loan – Guest Speaker


Parishioners from across the diocese gathered at two venues on Thursday 25th March to discuss the recent Letter from Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland. Baroness Nuala O’Loan was guest speaker. Baroness Nuala O’Loan (seated) guest speaker in the Cathedral Parish Centre with at back ltor; Brian O’Reilly, Maeve Mahon, Fr. John Cummins, Fr Micheal [...]

Extracts – Pastoral Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to Catholics in Ireland


Benedict_deskDEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE CHURCH IN IRELAND, it is with great concern that I write to you as Pastor of the universal Church. Like yourselves, I have been deeply disturbed by the information which has come to light regarding the abuse of children and vulnerable young people by members of the Church in Ireland, particularly by priests and religious. I can only share in the dismay and the sense of betrayal that so many of you have experienced on learning of these …

Irish Bishops returning from Rome


This week, Irish Bishops meet Pope Benedict, to reflect and share the terrible truth that has been the details revealed in the Murphy and Ryan Reports. They also bring with them, letters written by victims and victim support groups. No doubt these letters communicate the huge burden and violation that visited innocent lives, now scarred [...]

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