Irish universities ‘lost Newman’s dream’, Archbishop of Dublin says

Posted in Governance and administration on October 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities have ‘lost the dream’ which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of ‘liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics’, the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said. Speaking in Rome as preparations were under way for the canonisation of the founder of the Catholic University, the precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), the archbishop said …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 11 October]

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Maynooth seminary is facing the future

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – In an article in The Irish Times, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin posed a question for St Patrick’s College, Maynooth: ‘What role does it play in the overall intellectual ethos of the country?’ (Patsy McGarry, ‘Maynooth seminary “trapped in an old vision”, says Archbishop of Dublin’, News, August 27th). We are happy to have this opportunity to respond …” (more)

[Declan Marmion, Irish Times, 29 August]

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Maynooth seminary ‘trapped in an old vision’, says Archbishop of Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on August 27th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Catholic Church’s national seminary at Maynooth is ‘still trapped in an old vision’, according to the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. Along with the other three Catholic archbishops in Ireland, and 13 diocesan bishops, Dr Martin is a trustee of St Patrick’s College and its associated university. He said St Patrick’s is ‘far too weak’ and needs radical reform …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 27 August]

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St Patrick’s seminary and ‘gay culture’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – As usual, The Irish Times paints Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin as the hero of the hour in the controversy surrounding St Patrick’s seminary in Maynooth. Your paper fails to raise the question as to what is the precise difference between the Irish College in Rome and Maynooth …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 6 August]

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Crisis at St Patrick’s seminary

Posted in Governance and administration on August 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Yet another jolt to the Catholic Church and its laity as ongoing difficulties at the Maynooth seminary have come to light. Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin is to be commended for taking a stand and giving leadership, the lack of which the church has been severely criticised for in the past …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 5 August]

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Diarmuid Martin considers setting up Dublin seminary

Posted in Governance and administration on August 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would favour the establishment of a new seminary in Dublin for the formation of priests. Speaking after he decided to stop sending seminarians from the Dublin Archdiocese to St Patrick’s College in Maynooth amid anonymous allegations of a gay subculture there, Dr Martin said he had been looking at a site for a new seminary but it was not yet ready …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 5 August]

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Maynooth’s opaque culture major part of problem

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“‘The closed strange world of seminaries’ was how Archbishop Diarmuid Martin put it yesterday, when speaking of the latest Maynooth crisis. There is no doubt that the opaque culture of such institutions has contributed greatly to the latest controversy besetting Ireland’s national seminary …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 3 August]

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Unholy row as Martin removes priests from Maynooth seminary

Posted in Governance and administration on August 1st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The country’s largest Catholic diocese has confirmed it will not be sending any of its trainee priests to study at the National Seminary in Maynooth this autumn. Instead, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has opted to send his student priests to the Irish College in Rome …” (more)

[Sarah MacDonald, Independent, 1 August]

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Archbishop says TCD society not a model for theological institutes

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2012 by steve

“The new Loyola Institute of Catholic theology, launched at Trinity College Dublin last Monday, ‘does not fit into the recognised models for Catholic theological institutes’, the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 14 November]

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DCU involved in Joint Institute of Education

Posted in Teaching on September 16th, 2012 by steve

“DCU is involved in forming a new Institute of Education in Drumcondra. The university is working with Mater Dei Institute of Education (MDI), St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (SPD), and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) to set up the new campus at St Patrick’s College …” (more)

[Aisling Kett, The College View, 15 September]

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‘Cloistered life’ not on agenda for students

Posted in Governance and administration on March 21st, 2012 by steve

“Suggestions that seminarians were being asked to live a ‘cloistered life’ away from other students were rejected yesterday by Irish church leaders …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 21 March]

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Cuts in education funding inevitable – archbishop

Posted in Governance and administration on November 8th, 2010 by steve

“Cutbacks in public funds for education were ‘inevitable’, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. He warned that these should be ‘properly thought out and monitored as regards their real effect, especially on the poorest and the educationally disadvantaged’ …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 8 November]

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