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Archbishop Eamon Martin’s Easter Message at the Easter Vigil: “Christ – Alpha and Omega – the Beginning and the End”

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh “We are the Easter people and Alleluiais our song … This message of hope needs to be heard more than ever in today’s world, where some people plot to fill every moment of our lives with fear and foreboding, where families are wrenched apart by war and persecution, where homes are destroyed and […]

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Pastoral Message from Archbishop Eamon in preparation for the forthcoming General Election

To the people, priests, deacons and religious in County Louth Dear brothers and sisters, Some of you have been asking my advice regarding the forthcoming General Election. I offer you the following comments which are based mainly on a talk about the Family which I gave recently in Dublin. I also encourage you to read […]

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Archbishop Eamon speaks on the Family and calls on the State to support Family and Life

Pope Francis, the Synod and the Future of the Family in Ireland Keynote address by Archbishop Eamonn Martin at the Iona Institute & Irish Catholic conference: ‘Challenges for Ireland for from the Synod on the Family’ Red Cow Hotel, Dublin   It is my hope that Catholic Church in Ireland will respond to the Synod […]

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Archbishop Eamon Martin Christmas Homily 2015 Midnight Mass St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh: I wish you a “Mercy” Christmas!

I wish you a “Mercy” Christmas! Twelve days ago I had the joy of opening two ‘Holy Doors’ for the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Armagh – one at St Peter’s Church in Drogheda, the other, here, at St Patrick’s Cathedral. It is my prayer tonight that during the Holy Year you […]

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Joint Christmas 2015 message from the Archbishops of Armagh, the Most Revd Richard Clarke and the Most Revd Eamon Martin

‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ Romans 15:13   Although we often wish people a happy Christmas and peaceful New Year, we very rarely use the word ‘hope’ or ‘hope-filled’ in relation to […]

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An Oasis of Mercy; Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Eamon Martin to the Archdiocese of Armagh for the Year of Mercy 8 December 2015

 An Oasis of Mercy Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Eamon Martin to the Archdiocese of Armagh for the Year of Mercy 8 December 2015 “In this Jubilee Year, let us allow God to surprise us. He never tires of casting open the doors of his heart and of repeating that he loves us and wants to […]

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Archbishop Eamon Martin writes to MPs about the ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ to be debated in Westminster

Find the letter to MP’s here: Letter to Members of Parliament from Archbishop Eamon Martin As Catholics across the island of Ireland prepare to celebrate the annual Day for Life (4 October) on the theme of ‘Cherishing Life-Accepting Death’, I have written to Northern Ireland’s Members of Parliament, asking them to oppose the destructive and pessimistic […]

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Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Mass on the occasion of his investiture with the pallium

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, Saturday 4 July 2015  The pallium reminds me that God expects a lot from me, but He gives me all the grace I need to do His will, and to be prepared to sacrifice my own will and desires in order to follow His way. But we will need to find […]

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Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at Mass in Knock for the Annual Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage, Sunday 31 May 2015

National Marian Shrine, Knock, Co Mayo in the Archdiocese of Tuam   “Among the many lessons that we as Church can learn from the referendum debate is to re-commit ourselves to the pastoral care of anyone in society who experiences victimisation and stigmatisation … to reach out pastorally to different kinds of families and relationships […]

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Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Easter Vigil 2015

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Easter Vigil 2015 9:00pm Mass to be celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh “This Easter let us pray and work for the gift of hope for those in Ireland who are finding it difficult to cope with financial problems, relationship difficulties, sickness or bereavement – those who may […]

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