Pope Francis is breaking with the custom followed by his two predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, of celebrating Corpus Christi in St John Lateran’s, the cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome, a custom followed since 1979.
“Millions of tourists come to Israel to visit the holy sites without recognising that there is a living community of Christ – the Living Stones. It is so important that you visit us" - Canon Hatem Shehadeh.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presides at ordination of Rev Fergal Cummins of Meath, Rev Ricky O’Connor of Ferns, and Divine Word Missionaries, Rev Yanbo Chen and Rev Gerhard Osthues.
In many countries of the world, the Church must proclaim this Gospel of Life in the context of abortion being widely available, says Archbishop Eamon Martin to pilgrims in Knock.
As eyes turn to what happens next, pro-life campaigners are energetic about the future and refusing to concede this result as the end of the story, says Ciara Ferry in her post-referendum report.
"As Church we will continue to explore effective ways to support women and their unborn children, families in difficulty and women who have had an abortion” - Bishop Kevin Doran.
WMOF is the contemporary version of going on pilgrimage. In the act of going, you open yourself up to encounter with God, and that is what an indulgence is recognising, says Chair of Irish Theological Association.
“I’m sick of being told that without the right to take a life, without the right to kill, that somehow I am not equal. This is not a proposal designed to help women – it is an excuse to do nothing else.” Source: Save the 8th
“All I needed was someone to come alongside and say to me you can do this. But it wasn’t there…..the support I needed, the information I needed, wasn’t there.” Source: Choose Life 2018.ie
“No” campaigners appeal to undecided voters torn over hard cases to demand laws reflecting their views and reject abortion on request.
“The 8th amendment has been used by lawyers acting on behalf of parents of stillborn children to hold careless third parties to account for the carelessness that led to the still-birth of their child. One such couple was Lavinia Doyle and her partner Luca Chiussi….the HSE argued that Ms Doyle’s child was not a person….The
Two dozen writers from around the world were invited to visit the West Bank and Gaza and to share what they saw with the world. The resulting book is a collection of testimonies of the human consequences of an occupation.
Sr Bernadette Purcell, who is a full-time chaplain at the college where the young woman studied, said that Jastine Valdez was seeking to improve her prospects by studying accountancy and was a very diligent student and gentle person.
“There are no quick fixes,” but the accord “gave us the opportunity – the breathing space – to look for goodwill”: Archbishop Richard Clarke.
Repeal of the equal protection currently recognised as being owed to the unborn child would open the door to a systematic injustice, whereby the law denies the most basic and essential protections to those fully deserving of such concern.
Doctor McKenna reiterates the fact that most doctors are not campaigning to repeal the 8th amendment, because it is not healthcare. If the 8th amendment is repealed it will lead to abortion on demand up to 12 weeks in Ireland. Minister Harris has proposed that this will be a GP-led service, however to date there
Most medical professionals are not supporting the repeal of the 8th amendment and are remaining neutral, because this is not a healthcare issue. As five former chairs of the Institute of Obstetricians have pointed out, it’s about legalising abortion on demand in Ireland. Source: Save the 8th
“We wanted to modernise the interior but also ensure preservation of all the beautiful historic features. People won’t see a drastic change but we hope that they will be very happy with the new look” - Fr Richard Gibbons.