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# homily - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Archbishop of Dublin horrified at ‘new language of racism’ in Ireland
# Diarmuid Martin
# Diarmuid Martin

Archbishop of Dublin horrified at ‘new language of racism’ in Ireland

Dec 1st 2019, 8:10 AM 17,952 Views 100 Comments

Dr Diarmuid Martin made his remarks during a sermon to mark the beginning of Advent.

# homily - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Gardaí investigating comments by priest which compared gay people to 'zombies'
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Gardaí investigating comments by priest which compared gay people to 'zombies'

Jun 18th 2019, 10:55 PM 29,375 Views 123 Comments

An investigation was launched following a complaint from a member of the public.

# homily - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'
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# Homily

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:58 PM 18,756 Views 131 Comments

Francis this year opposed a bill that would have legalised abortion in his home country of Argentina.

# homily - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Priest condemns 'reign of violence and total disrespect for human life' at funeral of murdered Derek Hutch
# Homily
# Homily

Priest condemns 'reign of violence and total disrespect for human life' at funeral of murdered Derek Hutch

Jan 31st 2018, 1:49 PM 20,803 Views 15 Comments

Hutch was killed at the Bridgeview halting site near Cloverhill Road, Dublin, on Saturday 20 January.

# homily - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'And then there was nothing' - funeral takes place of Disappeared INLA victim Seamus Ruddy
# Laid To Rest
# Laid To Rest

'And then there was nothing' - funeral takes place of Disappeared INLA victim Seamus Ruddy

Jun 17th 2017, 2:56 PM 11,719 Views 4 Comments

Seamus Ruddy was murdered and his body buried in a forest near Paris 32 years ago.

# homily - Friday 31 March, 2017

Cloud turns to light as Captain Mark Duffy makes his final journey
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

Cloud turns to light as Captain Mark Duffy makes his final journey

Mar 31st 2017, 6:01 AM 40,371 Views 10 Comments

The funeral of the Coast Guard pilot, who died when his Rescue 116 helicopter crashed off the Mayo coast a fortnight ago, took place in Blackrock, Louth, yesterday.

# homily - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church'
# Homily
# Homily

Eamonn Casey 'did much good' but revelations about son were 'profoundly upsetting for Church'

Mar 16th 2017, 3:00 PM 16,244 Views 37 Comments

President Michael D Higgins was among the mourners at the funeral today.

# homily - Friday 24 February, 2017

Archbishop Martin says Connell 'was the one who finally began to realise the extent of the abuse'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop Martin says Connell 'was the one who finally began to realise the extent of the abuse'

Feb 24th 2017, 12:05 PM 12,437 Views 49 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin referenced the Cardinal’s response to abuse allegations at his funeral today.

# homily - Friday 11 November, 2016

'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick

Nov 11th 2016, 3:27 PM 53,928 Views 98 Comments

Louise Casey (31) was found dead at a derelict building during the week.

# homily - Monday 7 November, 2016

"A silence fell across this parish" - funeral takes place of pensioners found dead at home
# Mayo
# Mayo

"A silence fell across this parish" - funeral takes place of pensioners found dead at home

Nov 7th 2016, 1:14 PM 26,002 Views 29 Comments

Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald, both aged in their 70s, were found dead at their home in Knockadoon, Co Mayo, last Tuesday afternoon.

# homily - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Christy O'Connor Jnr's faith helped him through the tragic death of his son
# Requiem Mass
# Requiem Mass

Christy O'Connor Jnr's faith helped him through the tragic death of his son

Jan 12th 2016, 12:30 PM 16,444 Views 10 Comments

That’s according to Fr Michael Kelly’s homily at the requiem mass for the golfer today.

# homily - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'
# RIP
# RIP

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'

Oct 20th 2015, 5:01 PM 38,439 Views 0 Comments

The first of the Carrickmines funerals took place in Bray today.

# homily - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

A Mayo priest calls out Yes voters in the middle of Mass
# Ballina
# Ballina

A Mayo priest calls out Yes voters in the middle of Mass

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:15 AM 92,147 Views 184 Comments

Ballina priest Fr Tom Doherty dedicated his weekend homilies after the recent marriage referendum to reflect on the “immorality” of the Yes vote.

# homily - Friday 14 November, 2014

'Brendan is finally getting the dignity of a funeral'
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

'Brendan is finally getting the dignity of a funeral'

Nov 14th 2014, 12:39 PM 12,082 Views 62 Comments

Brendan Megraw is being laid to rest in Belfast today.

# homily - Monday 8 September, 2014

Priest pays tribute to 'lovable, full of fun' O'Driscoll brothers at funeral mass
# Charleville
# Charleville

Priest pays tribute to 'lovable, full of fun' O'Driscoll brothers at funeral mass

Sep 8th 2014, 11:00 PM 20,298 Views 15 Comments

Father Tom Naughton stressed the need to help young males “to communicate the darkness that seems to be increasingly troubling young minds and hearts”.

# homily - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Nicky McFadden fought her condition ‘with every fibre of her being’
# RIP
# RIP

Nicky McFadden fought her condition ‘with every fibre of her being’

Mar 27th 2014, 11:04 PM 28,312 Views 20 Comments

The mother of two was laid to rest following a funeral mass this morning.

# homily - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Martin speaks of Church's "all too slow response" to child abuse cases
# Archbishop
# Archbishop

Martin speaks of Church's "all too slow response" to child abuse cases

Nov 24th 2013, 3:22 PM 5,663 Views 30 Comments

The Archbishop of Dublin has been marking the 10th anniversary of the diocesan body set up in response to the scandal, and said that more needs to be done to reach out to survivors.

# homily - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaks of the 'critical juncture' of the Catholic Church
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# Archbishop

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaks of the 'critical juncture' of the Catholic Church

Mar 28th 2013, 11:11 AM 5,610 Views 44 Comments

But he said “despite the difficulties of the Church in Ireland there are also so many signs of hope”.

# homily - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II
# Vatican Ii
# Vatican Ii

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Oct 11th 2012, 11:45 AM 2,706 Views 29 Comments

Homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square recalls the changes in Church in 1962 – and Benedict urges the faithful to return to the “letter”.

# homily - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Archbishop: Clerics hurt too by the Church's mishandling of abuse claims
# Reek Sunday
# Reek Sunday

Archbishop: Clerics hurt too by the Church's mishandling of abuse claims

Jul 31st 2011, 6:28 PM 1,134 Views 28 Comments

The Archbishop of Tuam, Michael Neary, addresses pilgrims on top of Croagh Patrick as part of “spiritual” Reek Sunday in Mayo.