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Bishops decry prevalence of domestic violence

In a pastoral letter issued for the Church’s annual ‘Day for Life' the Bishops express concern over the number of terrible cases of domestic abuse in Ireland in recent years which have led to extreme violence and murder.

2019.10.07.

Irish bishops’ statement ahead of ‘Day for Life’

“The Word of God neither ages nor ceases to be relevant, no matter what changes occur in our society.”

2019.10.05.

Domestic abuse to be the focus of Day For Life 2019

“For those who are experiencing domestic abuse, the home is far from being a place of security and self-fulfilment. Too often it is a place of suffering, fear, degradation and isolation.”

2019.06.10.

Demands to quash the Eighth Amendment rejected

The Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, uses his ‘Day for Life’ message as a rallying call to all who support the pro-life movement and agenda.

2016.10.02.

Papal blessing for Day for Life in England & Wales

Over 300,000 postcards to be distributed to parishioners this weekend about the wonderful gift of human life.

2016.06.19.

Message from Pope to Irish Church for Day for Life

“We are honoured that the Holy Father has expressed his prayerful support to us here in Ireland” - Archbishop O'Reilly.

2015.10.04.

Primate writes to MPs about ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill

“Every human life is worth living and worthy of our utmost care and protection to its natural end."

2015.09.05.

UK Catholic bishops offer guidance on end of life decisions

300,000 postcards offering advice on 'end of life' decisions distributed at UK Day for Life today. "God will call us in his good time, and the time we have left for living and loving is always short."

2015.07.26.

Euthanasia can become a “duty to die”: Archbishop

On Church's Day for Life, Bishops cite inspiring example of Kerry teenager Donal Walsh and urge people to 'live life!'

2014.10.06.

Irish Church marks Day for Life & Rosary Sunday

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to Donal Walsh who “encouraged us all to really value the gift of every moment.”

2014.10.05.

Pope Francis issues ‘Day for Life’ message

Combat culture of death with adequate legal protection Pontiff urges.

2014.07.24.

Bishops designate 6 October as Rosary Sunday

Sixtieth anniversary of the ‘rosary crusade’ led by Irish-born Fr Patrick Peyton to be honoured.

2014.06.13.

Church without nuns is unthinkable warns Pope

Church and world needs the witness of religious and consecrated lay people.

2014.02.03.

New Bishop expresses revulsion over Athlone attacks

"No person should ever be marginalised or set aside," Bishop Duffy.

2013.10.07.

Bishops call on parishes to celebrate Day for Life

‘Care for Life: It’s Worth It’ focuses on care for unborn and mothers, the elderly and the suicidal.

2013.10.03.
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