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Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri’s call for repeal of 8th challenged by nun

Constitutional Amendment “is a sign that our society here is just, equitable, hospitable, humane to everyone, protective of the most defenceless and vulnerable” – Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.

2018.03.10.

Taking away right to life from the unborn is a “shocking” step – bishops

Repealing Article 40.3.3 will leave unborn children “at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future”.

2018.03.07.

Primate cautions against “disrespect for life” in rush to repeal 8th

“I think there is a huge groundswell for the protection of life.”

2017.07.11.

Holy See speaks out against death penalty

Justice is never reached by killing a human being.

2017.03.03.

Dublin’s two archbishops celebrate St Laurence O’Toole

St Laurence O’Toole’s integrity as a man of God, rather than any political agenda, permitted him to have influence in society.

2016.11.14.

“Human life is the most fundamental right of all”

President of the World Meeting of Families 2018, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, told reporters that the right to life “is a fundamental issue for the Church everywhere” and the Church “is not going to change its position on that”.

2016.10.25.

Pope hosts lunch for 1,500 homeless to honour Mother Teresa

“She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity; she made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognise their guilt for the crime of poverty they created.”

2016.09.05.

Irish-born bishop to head up Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

New Vatican department which Bishop Kevin Farrell leads will join together the competencies of the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Pontifical Council for the Family.

2016.08.18.

The world is at war because it has lost sight of peace: Pope

All religions “desire peace. Other people want war,” Pope tells journalists en route to WYD in Krakow.

2016.07.28.

Irish-born Bishop of Dallas appeals for peace in wake of shootings

"All lives matter: black, white, Muslim, Christian, Hindu. We are all children of God and all human life is precious.”

2016.07.10.

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.

Primate offers prayers for Orlando shooting victims

Pope Francis expresses horror and condemnation at act of senseless hatred and the dreadfully high number of innocent victims.

2016.06.13.

Guild of Catholic of nurses & doctors visits Knock

Catholic doctors and nurses, who know the truth, must help people recognise that babies with life limiting conditions are patients in need of care.

2016.05.15.

PLC hits back at criticism of Ireland’s abortion law

Over a ten year period from 2000, 491 babies who survived botched abortions in Canada were abandoned by medical staff and left to die alone.

2016.05.12.

Desire for profit must never prevail over value of life

“Research, whether in academe or industry, requires unwavering attention to moral issues if it is to be an instrument which safeguards human life and the dignity of the person.”

2016.05.01.

Message of hope needs to be heard more than ever

In his Easter homily, the Primate of All Ireland reminds the faithful - “We are the Easter people and Alleluia is our song." Tá Críost éirithe! Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!

2016.03.27.

St Mel’s Cathedral to mark Feast of St Joseph

An Teaghlach Naofa is a prayer network founded to pray for the protection of the sanctity of marriage, the family and human life.

2016.03.12.

‘There is no such thing as a life without value’

"For as long as they live, children with life-limiting conditions are entitled to be loved and cared for like any other child” - Bishop Kevin Doran.

2016.02.24.

Nuncio mulls personal liberty & natural moral law

Warns against the “atomistic, individualistic and deracinated existence” which has become increasingly prevalent in many parts of the Western world.

2015.10.07.

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.

Oppose assisted suicide bill Cardinal Nichols urges

“Helping someone to commit suicide compromises the fundamental human dignity of both parties involved. Assisted suicide is assisted killing.”

2015.09.04.

We have to respect all life as God’s gift: Archbishop

Over 25,000 say no to abortion at Rally for Life and question why Amnesty International is calling for Ireland’s abortions laws to be changed.

2015.07.05.

Three bishops address marriage referendum

“A society that identifies the two parties in marriage as spouse I and spouse II has lost sight of a deep truth of human nature" - Archbishop Neary.

2015.05.10.

Christians are called to be people who treasure life

“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.

2015.04.05.

Vatican calls for abolition of death penalty at UN

"Irreversibility of this punishment does not allow for eventual corrections in the case of wrongful convictions."

2015.03.08.

Parents highlight alternative to abortion at Dáil

With the almost exclusive focus on abortion, it is a shame we never get to hear about life-affirming alternatives like perinatal hospice care."

2015.02.11.

Leinster House honours Mary’s Meals charity

Charity feeding over 920,000 a day in 13 countries exemplifies Celtic spirit of "going out to the whole world and bringing hope and assistance to people in need" - Senator Mullen.

2014.12.12.

Integrity of marriage under attack: Cardinal Burke

Growing confusion and error about marriage "will weaken seriously if not totally compromise the Church’s witness” US prelate warns.

2014.11.18.

Bishop appeals for safety on the roads

Motorists urged to say dedicated prayer before driving.

2014.05.03.
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