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Archbishop “alarmed” by “inflammatory language” against Travellers

“Travellers are finding themselves at the centre of unwelcome and unfair comment. Our society, which is already unequal, cannot afford to become any more polarised” – Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly.

2018.10.30.

All complaints on referendum on Eighth Amendment rejected by BAI

Two pro-choice complaints were not upheld by the Committee, and four pro-life complaints were rejected. Two complaints of anti-Catholic bias were rejected.

2018.10.18.

“Sad day for human rights” as Eighth Amendment deleted

“In accordance with Article 46 of the Constitution, President Higgins today signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, and it has accordingly become law.”

2018.09.19.

Brutal slaying of Justin Valdez recalled at Columban ceremony

“It is so shameful that this horrific death took place here in Ireland of a young vibrant young woman out walking and with a very bright future ahead of her. We ask for forgiveness from the Filipino people.”

2018.06.13.

Bishop and priest clash over whether Catholic Yes vote is a sin

According to RTE’s referendum exit poll, almost 9 out of 10 No voters were Catholics while 7 out of 10 Yes voters were also Catholics.

2018.05.29.

Pro-lifers ‘deeply saddened’ by abortion referendum result

In many countries of the world, the Church must proclaim this Gospel of Life in the context of abortion being widely available, says Archbishop Eamon Martin to pilgrims in Knock.

2018.05.28.

“The fight is changed, not ended” – Ciara Ferry

As eyes turn to what happens next, pro-life campaigners are energetic about the future and refusing to concede this result as the end of the story, says Ciara Ferry in her post-referendum report.

2018.05.27.

Church leaders react to referendum outcome

"As Church we will continue to explore effective ways to support women and their unborn children, families in difficulty and women who have had an abortion” - Bishop Kevin Doran.

2018.05.27.

Is today the last day of constitutional protection for the unborn?

“No” campaigners appeal to undecided voters torn over hard cases to demand laws reflecting their views and reject abortion on request.

2018.05.25.

Journeys can’t forget justice

Repeal of the equal protection currently recognised as being owed to the unborn child would open the door to a systematic injustice, whereby the law denies the most basic and essential protections to those fully deserving of such concern.

2018.05.22.

Go out and vote next Friday. Abstention is not an option.

Voting No is an expression of real compassion, both for women and for their unborn babies.

2018.05.21.

Referendum campaign continues as polling day draws near

Ciara Ferry reports on this last Sunday before the referendum.

2018.05.20.

Women speak out about the effects abortion had on them

Former Taoiseach, John Bruton, has once again urged people to vote No in the referendum.

2018.05.16.

Consultant obstetrician concerned over “false allegation”

According to Dr Mary Holohan the “medical needs of the mother do not require removal of the Eighth Amendment” but “there appears to be a campaign strategy to create a contrary impression."

2018.05.15.

Doctors for Life – Dr Phil Boyle, Fertility Specialist

Ireland is one of the safest places in the world to have a baby.

2018.05.14.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes #5

Proper supportive care given to expectant mother, which recognises both mother and baby, will lead to less abortions. That is one solution.

2018.05.14.

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.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes #4

Abortion is not healthcare. A woman is never denied treatment or healthcare because of the law.

2018.05.13.

Stand up for Life rally hits the streets of Dublin

Ciara Ferry sums up the referendum debate that has taken place over the past week, when obstetricians on both sides of the debate spoke out.

2018.05.13.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes #3

The death of the baby is not a treatment for any condition in the mother.

2018.05.12.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes – No doctor stands around waiting 2

No doctor stands around waiting. A doctor actively manages his/her patients' needs, mother and child, from the first instance.

2018.05.11.

Don’t be silenced by Google Ad ban say No campaigners

Ad ban will affect No side 100% more than Repeal side as mainstream media “dominated by Yes side talking points,” says Iona.

2018.05.11.

Choose Life 2018 – Newsletter Issue #15

“Defending the right to life of the unborn is the most important social justice issue of our time. It will shape the kind of Ireland we live in for years to come.” Finola Bruton is chair of the Parish Pastoral Council of Dunboyne & Kilbride.

2018.05.10.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes #2 – No doctor stands around waiting.

No doctor stands around waiting. A doctor actively manages his/her patients' needs, mother and child, from the first instance.

2018.05.10.

“This is a watershed moment in Irish society” – Bishop Crean

Seven bishops issue pastoral letters on Eighth Amendment over bank holiday weekend in a bid to influence more people to vote No in the upcoming referendum.

2018.05.08.

Four more church leaders defend the right to life

Please pray that the people of our country will choose to speak out in defence of life, the life of every innocent child growing in their mother’s womb.

2018.05.07.

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.

Referendum debate continues, this time on live TV

Ciara Ferry reviews Friday’s debate on the Late Late Show, and says that with two more televised debates expected before 25 May, campaigners will hope that calm, rational debate will keep viewer numbers up and encourage a high turn-out on polling day.

2018.04.29.

Alarm at proposal to impose abortion provision on local GP surgeries

“This is not about trust; it is politicians using trust and compassion as a means for bringing in unrestricted abortion on demand,” Medical Alliance for the Eighth warns.

2018.04.22.
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