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Bishop John Sherrington comments on Tafida Raqeeb Ruling

“I, along with many others, have held this family in my prayers and will continue to pray that Tafida and her parents are strengthened by the presence and mercy of God, and by the support of all who know and love her.”

2019.10.04.

Cinemas across Ireland to show film telling story of pro-life conversion

“The pro-life people of Ireland have suffered greatly in recent years, fighting against the culture of death, against misinformation and seemingly against the tide of public opinion,” says Abby Johnson, protagonist.

2019.10.04.

Political progress in Northern Ireland may be undermined by House of Lords vote, warns bishop

“Decision-making should take place as close to the people as possible. This proposal is an imposition enacted by a parliament which is overwhelmingly not from Northern Ireland.”

2019.07.13.

Appeal judges overturn forced abortion in UK

It was shocking that the NHS should seek to end a healthy pregnancy against the wishes of the pregnant woman and the people who support her – Bishop John Sherrington.

2019.06.26.

Pro-Life Campaign marks first anniversary of the end of the Eighth Amendment

“The Pro-Life Movement approaches the first anniversary of the referendum with both profound sadness and renewed determination.”

2019.05.27.

Pray for Life on first anniversary of abortion referendum ask bishops

We encourage all Catholics – irrespective of how they voted – to devote some time today and over this weekend to prayerful reflection about what has happened in our society, especially in the past year, says Council for Life.

2019.05.25.

Bishops to set up new Council for Life

“It is essential for us as a Church which cares passionately about the gift of life, and wants to support both mothers and their unborn children, to seek better ways of responding to this new and very challenging reality.”

2018.06.14.

Calls for action and for prayer as referendum date looms ever closer

“Pray that Ireland will continue to earnestly support and care for the right to life of the unborn child.”

2018.05.14.

Choose life, urges Bishop Monahan in pre-referendum pastoral

The Irish Constitution offers protection and care, in equal measure, to both women and unborn babies. Why would we want to alter this carefully worked balance to the detriment of either mother or baby? – Bishop Monahan

2018.05.05.

Right to life pastorals published by three bishops this weekend

We will never again have a more important vote. There is no cause more noble than to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Never before in history have we had so much scientific proof that the unborn baby is a living, breathing human being.

2018.04.16.

Conscientious objection rights for medical professionals to be protected

There is a pressing need for statutory conscience rights which actually protect those who need protection. The current law fails to do this, so this Bill is a necessary

2018.02.03.

Destroying the life of the unborn is crossing a final frontier, says Bishop Kevin Doran

If we concede ground on abortion, the very same arguments will be used to justify ending the lives of frail elderly people and people with significant disability. This is the final frontier.

2018.01.28.

Nollaig na mBan appeal for the rights of infants and their mothers

Despite the strong pressures to remain silent in the coming months, do not be afraid to witness to the equality of all life

2018.01.08.

Let us foster a culture that protects life and respects women

We pray especially for those who have lost a child and for those who are concerned about their pregnancy

2017.10.02.

Make this a ‘Mercy’ Christmas Primate appeals

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.

2015.12.25.

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.

Bishops warn of possible law suits if MarRef passes

"Will those who sincerely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman be forced to act against their faith and conscience?” - Bishop Martin Drennan.

2015.05.17.

We have a duty to care for the elderly: Pope

Pope Francis encourages healthcare professionals and medical students to specialise in palliative care.

2015.03.06.

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.

Decision on baby of brain dead woman “prudential”

All factors must be considered says moral theologian.

2014.12.19.

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.

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.

CofI Primate slates lack of funding for hospice care

All life is sacred from beginning to end Archbishop Clarke states in presidential address.

2014.05.09.

Tuam Diocesan Youth Council to host remembrance service

An opportunity to hear from others about the loss a young person and how they live with that loss.

2014.04.07.

Be brave priest urges friends of dead Carlow teen

Peer pressure brings risks and challenges that were unknown in my time PP admits.

2014.02.06.

Derry diocese holds Mass for deceased young people

Families and friends to come together to remember their loved ones.

2013.11.20.

Fr Kevin Doran resigns from Mater over abortion act

“My issue is ultimately with the Act,” he said of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy.

2013.10.03.

“Care for Life – it’s worth it” urges Pope Francis

Pontiff sends message of support for human life to Catholics in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.

2013.07.17.
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