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