"The gift of a new child, entrusted by the Lord to a father and a mother, begins with acceptance, continues with lifelong protection and has as its final goal the joy of eternal life," – Pope Francis.
In a statement issued on Tuesday 17 December 2019 the bishops state that all Christians and people of good will are obliged in conscience not to cooperate formally in abortion services, “even if permitted by civil legislation”.
The recent instruction from the HSE obligating medical staff to inform pregnant women about the limitations of foetal anomaly tests has regrettably come too late for at least one baby – Eilís Mulroy.
Bill introducing abortion in Ireland passes through Dáil with few amendments.
General practice is not the appropriate setting in which to deliver abortion, because of the lack of capacity in an already overstretched environment, lack of training and concerns over availability of ultrasound.
"In Lourdes we learn that happiness can well be found in those who have little to offer in worldly terms.”
"We remember in our prayers those who have had to flee from their homelands that they may find peace through the welcome of believers in Jesus Christ."
“The connections forged between young people, working as helpers, and the sick and elderly is always a joyful experience for both" - Fr Martin Noone.
Independent TD Mattie Mc Grath is seeking a discontinuation of the ‘incompatible with life’ label for children diagnosed with a life limiting condition.
“We are delighted with the support of the IMO membership for standardised peri-natal palliative care protocols" - Jennifer Kehoe, spokesperson for One Day More.
Priest of the diocese of Kerry blogs about his battle with esophagus cancer.
“It is simply frightening that this document from the Minister would even consider it an option that a terminally ill child would receive no intervention after it is born."
Minister Varadkar accuses Eighth Amendment, which deals with abortion, of being too “restrictive”.
Fr Brian Starken CSSp gives an eyewitness account of everyday life in the Ebola-affected West African country.