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Justice and Peace

Who we are

The Justice and Peace Commission was set up by Cardinal Sean Brady in 2011 to involve lay people in reaching out to marglinalised groups.

Current members:

Bernie Lennon, Sr Caitriona Gore, Mary Vallely, Dympna Mallon, Pádraig O’Connor and Brian Lennon, S.J.


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“Climate Change AND the Church OR Climate Change IN the Church?”


9 November 2019, Conference in O’Fiaich Library, Armagh.

Speakers: Sean McDonagh: “Climate Change And Ireland”

Dympna Mallon: “Climate Change IN the Church” 

Peter Cassidy (St Mary’s Magherafelt): “IT TAKES COOL PEOPLE TO HELP a WARM PLanet” 

Connell Heaney (St Mary’s Magherafelt): “Make the Ocean Great Again”


SPRING/Mullacreevie Park Armagh women meet with Archbishop Eamon Martin

14 March 2019: in Ara Coeli


The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis

19 January 2019, Conference in O’Fiaich Library, Armagh

Fr Gerry O’Hanlon, S.J: Talk



Conference on the 8th Amendment in the South and the World Family Meeting

7 July 2018 at the Carrickdale Hotel, Carrickcarnan, Dundalk


Small survey of what people think of the Church

Leaflet with Questions: Download File

Questionnaire responses: Download File


The Church, Women and Authority. Why not?

9 July 2015 Conference in Dromantine

Executive summary: Download File

Welcome and introduction – Rhona Quinn: Download File

Talk by Baroness Nuala O’Loan: Download File

Talk by Fr Gerry O’Hanlon, S.J: Download File


Survey of some parishes

Presentation of findings to Diocesan Pastoral Council: Download File

Consultation Sherry’s Field: Download File