"Will those who sincerely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman be forced to act against their faith and conscience?” - Bishop Martin Drennan.
The Church is not trying to hurt or offend anyone, “We simply want to respect the dignity of difference between male and female” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
President Higgins suggests Ireland can best remember the children killed in 1916 by ensuring that today's children fulfill their potential in peace and security.
“Truly this is a rather special moment in history when the successor of St Peter humbly invites all the baptised to assist in finding solutions to pastoral problems."
Lived experience and struggle of spouses can help find more effective ways of expressing fundamental elements of Church teaching Archbishop Martin tells Synod.
"A Church which talks about a preferential option for the poor must show unflinchingly a preferential option for those who have been victims of abuse" - Archbishop Martin.
“We gather here this afternoon to reflect and to pray. We gather to reflect on the gift and on the meaning of human life. We pray for the fostering in our society and in our nation of a new culture of life. We gather as disciples of Jesus Christ [...]