We are thrilled that Ashley Bratcher will be the keynote speaker at our conference in the RDS on Saturday. There will also be a special screening with Ashley present – Eilís Mulroy.
During the last three months, the bishops and tens of thousands of people have been calling on political representatives to restore the NI Assembly to address the normal pressing democratic issues but especially to debate and halt the abortion legislation.
Protests were held at Stormont on Monday as the Assembly met for the first time in almost three years to discuss Westminster's new liberal abortion laws which will now be imposed on Northern Ireland.
In a strong statement on the right to life, the Bishop of Clogher asks political representatives in Northern Ireland to set their differences aside.
The worship of individual choice, separated from any obligation to the common good, had led to a widespread acceptance of the right to choose to end human life in the womb – Bishop Michael Router.
“I or indeed any priest or religious in this area would be willing to mediate between the different factions if that would assist to bring the feud to a halt.”
“The pro-life people of Ireland have suffered greatly in recent years, fighting against the culture of death, against misinformation and seemingly against the tide of public opinion,” says Abby Johnson, protagonist.
"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."
“Decision-making should take place as close to the people as possible. This proposal is an imposition enacted by a parliament which is overwhelmingly not from Northern Ireland.”
Former Taoiseach gives a wide-ranging interview discussing the fallout of the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, church–state relations, and conscience and the party whip.
“The direct and intentional taking of the life of any innocent human being is always gravely wrong – we must avoid becoming desensitised to the value of every human life.”
“It’s incredibly sad and ironic that Disney, a producer of so many films loved by generations of young children, is advocating the destruction of the most defenceless of all – unborn children."
“The Pro-Life Movement approaches the first anniversary of the referendum with both profound sadness and renewed determination.”
We encourage all Catholics – irrespective of how they voted – to devote some time today and over this weekend to prayerful reflection about what has happened in our society, especially in the past year, says Council for Life.
“Ultimately, with abortion the issue is not about whether a baby has a disability or a life-limiting condition. It is about the fact that with every abortion an innocent baby has his or her life ended.”
“We’ll just keep persevering in fighting for the right to life of the unborn just as people on the pro choice side didn’t give up when they lost 2 to 1 in 1983,” says David Quinn.
Arts and Culture Minister Josepha Madigan speaks to We Are Church Ireland forum on why the Catholic Church should open all ministries to women.