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Bishop Treanor speaks of Gaza visit on Vatican Radio

Bishop Treanor said that while he was always wary of drawing over simplified conclusions, religions and churches had a role in promoting peace and understanding in Northern Ireland in the recent past and in particular during the past year when the political institutions were not functioning there.

2020.01.16.

Fr Brian D’Arcy awarded OBE

Prince William honoured Fr D’Arcy for services to cross-community relations in Northern Ireland at the ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 14th January 2020. The New Year Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of people in the world of the arts and show business, sports, business and charitable, public service and community work across the United Kingdom.

2020.01.16.

Bishop Noel Treanor highlights wish for peace to continue in Northern Ireland

Peace cannot and should not be taken for granted and is a precious value that requires cultivation and tending in every generation.

2020.01.01.

Church leaders call for Northern Ireland’s restored devolution in new year

While we acknowledge that points of difference obviously remain, the goal of restoring devolution remains within reach – Ireland’s church leaders.

2019.12.24.

Northern Irish policing needs the “very best” Catholics, says Archbishop of Armagh

"We need our very best young people to join the police – and serve the community with generosity, concern, respect and courage,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.12.10.

Message from bishops in Northern Ireland ahead of Westminster General Election

"Voters have a duty to inform themselves on the position of election candidates in respect of their willingness to support and cherish equally the lives of mothers and their unborn children" – bishops in Northern Ireland.

2019.12.06.

Antrim GAA up their game for SVP and families in need

"We are indebted to the continued support from the GAA clubs and supporters in Co. Antrim in helping brighten the festive season,” said Pauline Brown of the SVP.

2019.11.26.

Ashley Bratcher, star in pro-life film, in exclusive interview

I was one of those people who was middle of the road. I didn’t really know what happened during an abortion procedure. When Abby described it I just thought how blinded I had been – Ashley Bratcher.

2019.11.12.

NI church leaders disappointed at liberalisation of abortion

During the last three months, the bishops and tens of thousands of people have been calling on political representatives to restore the NI Assembly to address the normal pressing democratic issues but especially to debate and halt the abortion legislation.

2019.10.23.

Bishop Duffy appeals to NI’s politicians over abortion

In a strong statement on the right to life, the Bishop of Clogher asks political representatives in Northern Ireland to set their differences aside.

2019.10.19.

DUP leader calls for Stormont reconvention

It’s time to get Northern Ireland moving again – DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA.

2019.10.18.

International ecumenical meeting of bishops for Northern Ireland

‘We are very excited. We hope it will be a moment of grace for us here in the North and for all of Ireland as well’ – Manuel McGivern, spokesperson for Focolare.

2019.10.17.

Irish bishops’ statement ahead of ‘Day for Life’

“The Word of God neither ages nor ceases to be relevant, no matter what changes occur in our society.”

2019.10.05.

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.

Primate to lead special prayer service ‘For Ireland and for Humanity’

Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to the faithful to join him in commemorating two papal visits at the Papal Cross near Drogheda, Co. Louth.

2019.09.27.

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.
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