Last night Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin addressed a meeting of Ireland’s Iona Institute attended by over 200 people. His topic was ‘The Teaching of the Church on Marriage Today’. In the course of the talk he addressed the topic of the nature of marriage.
Among his main points were the following:
In question time afterwards Archbishop Martin was asked about the conscience rights of Christians such as photographers, printers and bakers who do not believe in same-sex marriage.
Archbishop Martin described freedom of conscience and religion as one of the most “fundamental” of all human rights. He said politics must respect freedom of conscience.
Archbishop Martin’s speech in full can be found here.