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# homily - Sunday 1 December, 2019

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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'

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 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'

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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

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