“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.
“I would be particularly cautious about protesting against GPs because everybody is going there, and people go there for all sorts of reasons.”
“Catholics and people who hold that all human life is sacred from the first moment of conception have no obligation whatsoever to obey this law.”
Archbishop Eamon Martin warns “There can be no going back to the days of violence and death on our streets” as he appeals to politicians to “reject divisive language and actions” during 2019.
Any sense that abortion is a progressive step for our country, for what we stand for as a nation, is misplaced, says Bishop Brendan Leahy in end of year reflection.
“I’m not sure whether the government are saying that there is no place for Christians within medicine and if that is the case I don’t think that’s a very positive direction for Ireland to take,” says Pentecostal pastor.
“As a society and as elected representatives, we cannot hide from the inconvenient truth of what legalised abortion involves” – Senators Rónán Mullen and Brian Ó Domhnaill.
John Bruton tells Irish Catholic Doctors’ Learning Network, “A law that forces someone to take part in, or to facilitate, an action that that person believes is contrary to a deeply held religious conviction could be in conflict with Article 44.2.1.”