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March for their Lives protests Northern Ireland abortion law

"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."

2019.09.09.

Fifty Irish at European Focolare gathering

“We believe that through sharing our stories, our cultures and our histories – getting to know each other – we can lay the foundation for a more united Europe,” say organisers of event.

2019.07.24.

NI bishops alarmed by Westminster’s reckless undermining of devolution

“Citizens deserve the fullest participation in the democratic debate about the legislation which governs it.”

2019.07.18.

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.

Westminster vote tomorrow could be hijacked, warns Archbishop of Armagh

“The direct and intentional taking of the life of any innocent human being is always gravely wrong – we must avoid becoming desensitised to the value of every human life.”

2019.07.07.

Church leaders call for resolution to political deadlock at Stormont

“For the sake of the most vulnerable in our society, for the sake of the victims of our past, for the sake of children in our schools and for the sake of people who need improved health and social care services, now is the time to find a resolution to the political impasse.”

2019.05.15.

Call for new beginning in Northern Ireland at Lyra McKee’s funeral

Fr Magill, PP, St John’s Parish, Falls Road, Belfast, prayed that “Lyra’s murder may be the catalyst needed for parties to start talking, to reform that which was corrosive in previous Assemblies and to begin anew.”

2019.04.25.

Top marks for Catholic schools in Northern Ireland as they dominate A-level league tables

“I would argue that our success is in delivering a holistic education profile to young people so they are well equipped for the world of work, university or contribution to society.”

2019.03.23.

Precious Life sharply critical of “Derry Girls” actresses’ abortion message

“Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws protect women and babies from the tragedy, pain and violence of abortion.”

2019.02.24.

Féile Bríde celebrations continue

“Education, (including self-education) is an essential dimension of transformative action, and compassion in all we do has never been more necessary. Our speakers this year embody all of these vital qualities.”

2019.02.06.

Human rights begin with human life

Precious Life slams Amnesty’s call for UK government to legislate directly to change current Northern Ireland abortion law.

2019.01.18.

SVP and Salvation Army hope “Stuff A Bus” will bring a Christmas three-bell load

“The effects of poverty don’t stop just because it’s Christmas – they endure throughout the year.” 

2018.11.24.

Pro life agency tells celebrities pushing abortion to “butt out”

Celebrities have no “superior standing or moral authority” says Precious Life.

2018.11.23.

Northern Irish stalemate concerns raised in Dublin by Church leaders

A resolution has been made more difficult because of disagreement over the Northern Ireland Language Act, which would give legal status and protections to the use of the Irish language in Northern Ireland.

2018.10.27.

Nineteen babies born into homelessness in one year

Depaul saw a particularly large increase in families accessing its services in both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

2018.10.18.

Precious Life say “Civil Rights begin in the Womb” at Derry Commemoration March

Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group Precious Life will attend the Civil Rights Commemoration March in Derry on Saturday 6th October. Precious Life say they will expose Sinn Féin’s “hypocrisy” in claiming to support civil rights while denying the fundamental right to life of unborn children. The Commemoration March has been organised by Sinn Féin to

2018.10.05.

“I gave up nothing – I got everything,” says Sister Martina Purdy

Former BBC journalist describes life her new life in the convent.

2018.09.29.

Precious Life respond to Ulster University’s Survey on the effects of abortion as a workplace issue

Precious Life have responded to a survey from Ulster University claiming that women who had abortions “suffered workplace stigmatisation.” The study, which is being used to push for the introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland, was commissioned by abortion campaigners and five trade unions. Precious Life challenged the survey: “The validity of this survey is

2018.09.28.

Pope recognises Good Friday Agreement’s role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland

“We can give thanks for the two decades of peace that followed this historic agreement, while expressing firm hope that the peace process will overcome every remaining obstacle.”

2018.08.26.

Precious Life to consider introducing mobile clinics on border

Comments by Minister Harris promising abortion services to Northern Ireland women represent an attack on the unborn and on the democratic process.

2018.08.10.

Bishops of Derry condemn violence

Attacks on people in any part of our community are an affront to our society and deserve our unqualified condemnation, Bishop McKeown and Bishop Good said in a joint statement.

2018.07.12.

Pro-life group welcomes UK Supreme Court rejection of NI abortion case

High Court in Dublin to consider three legal challenges to the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Monday.

2018.06.09.

Pilgrimage of hope and peace to Ulster and Irish war graves

“The pilgrimage will be a witness to hope and will enable us to forge even greater friendships and work yet harder for peace together in the future.”

2018.05.19.

Impasse in Northern politics due to indifference says bishop

“In our two communities or in our various communities we are happy enough the way we are and we couldn’t be bothered,” says Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ of Raphoe.

2018.04.11.

Archbishops commemorate Good Friday/Belfast Agreement

Joint Statement to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke

2018.04.09.

Happy Easter Egg with Resurrection message

The Happy Easter Egg comes with rhymes, readings and illustrations that tell the true story of Easter.

2018.02.28.

Church leaders tell the North’s paramilitaries: stop for the sake of the children

Too many in our society continue to be exposed to paramilitary violence at an early age, either as victims of direct attacks or as members of families subjected to intimidation

2017.11.20.

Scottish Bishops ask for renewed dialogue on abortion

“The Church continues to speak up for the intrinsic value of human life and the good of both the child in the womb and its mother” Scottish Bishops

2017.11.18.

Bishops pray for Las Vegas

They prayed that the survivors, their families and loved ones may find strength and healing in their faith and receive the support of compassionate caregivers as they begin to recover from the trauma of their physical and emotional wounds.

2017.10.05.

It’s ‘Nice Ice Baby’ as Crosscare kids get their skates on

The young people develop real friendships with each other, and face and overcome some big challenges together.

2017.08.28.
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