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Homily of Archbishop Elect Dermot Farrell 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time2021

St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time 2021,  11.00 am The publication of the Report into Mother and Baby Homes has helped shed light on what happened to vulnerable women and their children within the walls of those homes and beyond. This Report holds a mirror to aspects of our past which are difficult and...

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On the publication of the report into the Mother and Baby Homes

  Statement of Archbishop Elect Dermot Farrell I welcome the publication of the report into the Mother and Baby Homes. This report, and those like it, which explore our painful past make for extremely disturbing reading. They reveal deep wounds, and bring to light the profound injustices perpetrated against the vulnerable in our society over...

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On the New Year’s Eve TV Broadcast

I was deeply disturbed by the piece on our national broadcaster, RTE,  New Year’s Eve coverage, which betrayed a fundamental lack of understanding of the nature of rape and of God.  Beyond the naive portrayal of the Divine, what is deeply troubling and disturbing is the trivialisation of rape.  A discourse which fails to respect the victims...

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Pope Francis appoints Bishop Dermot Farrell as the new Archbishop of Dublin

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed the Most Reverend Dr Dermot Farrell, until now Bishop of Ossory, as Archbishop of Dublin. Archbishop-elect Farrell replaces the Most Reverend Archbishop Diarmuid Martin whose request for retirement has been accepted by Pope Francis, and becomes effective from today, the day of the appointment of his successor. The...

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