In the same week that “abortion pill reversal” was attacked in Ireland, news emerged that an unborn baby had its life ended in England after a woman took “pills by post” abortion drugs while 28 weeks pregnant - Pro Life Campaign.
“We were welcomed by families whose focus is now day-to-day survival and whose aspirations have been reduced to bare essentials such as electricity and clean water.”
“It seems the male-dominated culture and religious mores are created by paedophiles to satisfy their sexual demands and desires. Such cultural and religious practices have to be outlawed and the laws implemented.”
St Laurence O’Toole’s integrity as a man of God, rather than any political agenda, permitted him to have influence in society.
“The commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill’ has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.
A ‘Mercy’ Christmas challenges us to ask whether we have done enough to make peace, to help relieve poverty, hunger, homelessness and the plight of refugees.
“This vote is very welcome. Surrogacy, whether commercial or not, unavoidably turns children into commodities" - David Quinn.
Cardinal Nichols praises voluntary accreditation scheme saying it allows employers show they value their employees.
If euthanasia becomes normalised, people who may not appear to have quality of life may feel pressurised to end their lives - Emily O'Reilly.
“Helping someone to commit suicide compromises the fundamental human dignity of both parties involved. Assisted suicide is assisted killing.”
“The fact that we owe our freedom to others means that this commemoration brings us face to face with our own responsibilities. Freedom and responsibility are inseparable.”
“I cannot celebrate the light of Christ without thinking of those students in Kenya singled out to be killed precisely because of their Christian identity" - Archbishop Martin.
“We all have a part to play in protecting and sustaining our common home,” the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said in his keynote address on Pope Francis's “integral ecology”.
Bishop McAreavey calls for law to criminalise the purchase of sex to be enacted quickly in the Republic of Ireland.
One of the teachers at a school in Galway recently said, ‘I believe my students might never hear this message again’.
Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade "dramatically impedes rebuilding" and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.
Catholic Primate says New Year's resolution should include personal and public awareness of what trafficking is and how it can be prevented.
To shake off its malaise, he said, Europe needs to recover a sense of values and mission, one foundation for which is religious conviction.
Motivation must be the spread of the Kingdom of God through the building up of human solidarity and a more just world: Bishop McKeown
In a speech to members of the International Association of Criminal Law Pontiff highlights need to combat human trafficking and corruption.
"May no one use religion as a pretext for actions against human dignity and against ... the right to life and the right to religious freedom!"
Government challenged by two senators to reform its handling of asylum applications.
Vicar General of Kildare & Leighlin warns that children at Montague centre are growing up in an institution which is like an open prison.
CSAN lauds Archbishop Nichols as "a consistently powerful advocate of social justice.”