February 29, 2024

Referendums on March 8 – Statement of Archbishop Farrell

The Family (39th) and Care (40th) Amendments to the Constitution Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Voting is a way to show that we care about making society better. In Catholic social teaching, it’s important to take part in the democratic process. The Catholic Church says that everyone should vote responsibly […]
February 19, 2024

Rite of Election 2024 – Homily of Fr Gareth Byrne

Rite of Election of Catechumens and Call of Candidates St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Sunday, February 18, 2024 Homily of Very Rev Gareth Byrne, VG For the Feast of St Brigid, the 1st of February, I was given a gift of a basket planted with miniature daffodils, almost ready to flower; […]
February 6, 2024

Statement of Archbishop Farrell on the death of former Taoiseach John Bruton

Statement on the death of the Former Taoiseach John Bruton February 6, 2024 It was with profound sadness that I learned this morning of the death of John Bruton. Throughout his life and long political career, John was dedicated and inspiring politician, committed to the flourishing of Ireland, and to […]
January 28, 2024

Homily of Archbishop Farrell at diaconal ordination, Church Street, Dublin

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the diaconal ordination of Brother Antony Kurian OFM Cap Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7 Sunday, January 28, 2024   Diaconate—Call to Prophetic Service It is a great joy for me to be with you today to ordain Brother Antony Kurian to the Diaconate. […]
January 21, 2024

“Called to Meet our Fear” – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

“Called to Meet our Fear” Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Patrick’s Church, Corduff, Blanchardstown January 21, 2024 – 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time and the Sunday of the Word of God   “Now the word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah, “Up!” he said, “and go to Nineveh, the great […]
January 8, 2024

Statement of Archbishop Farrell on the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin, on the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans Linked to below are two documents issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, namely the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans, on the Pastoral Meaning of Blessings, issued on 18th December 2023—that allowed the giving of simple […]
January 6, 2024

Feast of the Epiphany – homily of Archbishop Emeritus Diarmuid Martin

Feast of the Epiphany Saturday, January 6, 2024 Homily of Archbishop Emeritus Diarmuid Martin St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin We celebrate today the Feast of the Epiphany. Most of us will have fond memories from our own homes of the figures of the three wise men who were kept on the […]
January 1, 2024

World Day of Peace – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Mass for the World Day of Peace Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Dublin 14 January 1, 2024 This morning, on the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, we come together to pray for peace in our world. We gather against a backdrop of […]