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PLC denied opportunity to join Supreme Court case on the ‘unborn’

“We accept the Court’s decision but consider that it may be deprived of an important perspective as a result.

2018.02.08.

“Priests are terrified” of being falsely accused of abuse

Fr Tim Hazelwood joined the Association of Catholic Priests after he was falsely accused of child abuse and got no support from church officials.

2017.08.02.

Peter McVerry Trust still willing to liaise with Apollo House

Members of the public formed a human chain around the building in support of those inside, chanting “homes for the homeless”.

2017.01.12.

Columba Press goes into liquidation

As an independent publisher Columba worked with authors who would otherwise not have been published. It aimed to produce ‘Thoughtful Books for a Thinking Church’.

2016.08.13.

High Court decision “profoundly disquieting”: bishops

“It’s time for antiquated and discriminatory attitudes towards unborn babies with disabilities to end.”

2015.12.01.

PLC rejects TD Jerry Buttimer’s call for abortion forum

Pro life group says public would be right to distrust any such process after 2013 Oireachtas hearings in relation to the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill.

2014.12.31.

PLC responds to High Court decision

Judge rules doctors may end life support treatments to a pregnant woman who has been clinically dead for a number of weeks.

2014.12.27.

Case of brain dead mother to be heard today

"From the point of view of Catholic teaching on general medical ethics, there is no obligation to use extraordinary means to maintain a life," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2014.12.24.

Court rejects Asia Bibi’s appeal: upholds death sentence

"Justice is increasingly in the hands of the extremists" Pakistani lawyer warns.

2014.10.17.

PLC warning over flaws in abortion act

Unborn baby delivered at 25 weeks by caesarean section after mother requests abortion under the terms of the new Act.

2014.08.17.

Call for perpetrators of violence to be shamed in order to protect Irish society

Archbishop Martin addresses members of the judiciary at a Mass to mark the start of the new law term.

2013.10.08.
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