10 May 2012

IEC2012: How can the International Eucharistic Congress help bring Irish Catholics back to the sacramental life of the Church? According to the Archbishop of the host diocese, Msgr. Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, by showing them the joy of celebration

“The overall crisis of the Church in Ireland isn’t about the child sexual abuse, it isn’t about any one individual it is a much deeper challenge. They are just symptoms of an underlying cause”. Secularisation is there, the Archbishop stated, “and has been there for some time, though it may have surprised some people”.

Speaking to Vatican Radio today, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin spoke of the challenge of preparing for IEC 2012 and the need for a deep reform of the church in Ireland.

Listen here and read the text here.

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