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March for their Lives protests Northern Ireland abortion law

"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."

2019.09.09.

ACP leader hits out at the “demonisation of Catholicism” by Leo Varadkar

“Priests in Ireland have more than most borne the heat of the day.”

2019.07.17.

Political progress in Northern Ireland may be undermined by House of Lords vote, warns bishop

“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.”

2019.07.13.

Pro-life task now is to persuade people says John Bruton

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.

2019.07.10.

Belfast bishop warns of eleventh-hour Westminster threat to right to life

“These are touchstone issues which deserve the most anxious and intense consideration by legislators and citizens.”

2019.07.08.

Westminster vote tomorrow could be hijacked, warns Archbishop of Armagh

“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.”

2019.07.07.

Obstetrician says doctors should have the right to not participate in abortions

“It’s not health care, and no amount of spin can make it health care.”

2019.07.06.

Church leader to join thousands at pro-life rally

“The government has failed to put safeguards in place because they were in such a rush to legalise the most liberal abortion law possible.”

2019.06.29.

This was an illegal abortion, says family of misdiagnosed baby

Medical practitioner never examined mother or met her in advance of abortion, Deputy Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil.

2019.06.14.

Bishop saddened by “zombie” comments at Kilkenny Mass

Capuchins apologise, saying Fr Tom Forde’s comments were not intended to “cause hurt to anyone”.

2019.06.14.

Prolife agency calls for boycott of Disney

“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."

2019.06.01.

Pro-Life Campaign marks first anniversary of the end of the Eighth Amendment

“The Pro-Life Movement approaches the first anniversary of the referendum with both profound sadness and renewed determination.”

2019.05.27.

Pray for Life on first anniversary of abortion referendum ask bishops

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.

2019.05.25.

Minister for Health must listen to families who were given misdiagnosis

“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.”

2019.05.19.

Still one of us campaign highlights ongoing battle for life

“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.

2019.05.10.

Unplanned is surprise hit at box office

Movie not booked in for classification with IFCO, indicating it may not go on general release in Irish cinemas.

2019.04.05.

Precious Life sharply critical of “Derry Girls” actresses’ abortion message

“Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws protect women and babies from the tragedy, pain and violence of abortion.”

2019.02.24.

“A Church without women in its leadership is a weaker Church”

Arts and Culture Minister Josepha Madigan speaks to We Are Church Ireland forum on why the Catholic Church should open all ministries to women.

2019.02.12.

Isle of Man decriminalises abortion in new law

“We will never stop fighting for the recognition of the humanity, dignity, and rights of every member of the Manx and human family.”

2019.01.19.

Human rights begin with human life

Precious Life slams Amnesty’s call for UK government to legislate directly to change current Northern Ireland abortion law.

2019.01.18.

Protests over name change for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

“If the name is lost we are going to lose Medical Missionary of Mary history and heritage as well.”

2019.01.11.

Caution needed over anti-abortion protests, Archbishop warns

“I would be particularly cautious about protesting against GPs because everybody is going there, and people go there for all sorts of reasons.”

2019.01.07.

Unite behind pro-life medical professionals, Bishop urges

“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.”

2019.01.05.

Church leaders focus on Brexit concerns in New Year’s messages

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.

2019.01.01.

Choose a “glorious possibility” Bishop of Limerick urges women in crisis pregnancy

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.

2018.12.30.

Churches come together to resist abortion legislation

“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.

2018.12.28.

Abortion is “a huge moral mistake which this country will live to regret”

Archbishop Eamon Martin urges people to continue to witness to the fact that there are two lives worthy of protection.

2018.12.25.

All amendments rejected in latest stage of abortion debate in Seanad

“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.

2018.12.13.

The State is failing in its duty to protect life warns former taoiseach

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.”

2018.12.12.

Abortion law has no moral force and can be resisted in good conscience say bishops

Bill introducing abortion in Ireland passes through Dáil with few amendments.

2018.12.07.
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