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The State is failing in its duty to protect life warns former taoiseach

John Bruton tells Irish Catholic Doctors’ Learning Network, “A law that forces someone to take part in, or to facilitate, an action that that person believes is contrary to a deeply held religious conviction could be in conflict with Article 44.2.1.”

2018.12.12.

“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.

Acknowledge rather than defend errors of the past: Bishop McKeown

Bishop of Derry tells pilgrims at National Padre Pio Pilgrimage in Knock, “It is a dangerous form of Christianity that believes we have to be a strong and influential organisation giving the lying impression of being pure and perfect.”

2018.09.18.

Bruton urges pro-life movement to create “supportive environment for life”

Greater recognition must be given in Ireland's welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.

2018.09.10.

Abuse survivors describe meeting with Pope as “very powerful”

“I cannot fail to acknowledge the grave scandal caused in Ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the Church charged with responsibility for their protection and education.” - Pope Francis

2018.08.26.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton pays tribute to Bishop Farrell

“He takes a huge interest in people and their lives, particularly when they face difficult times, such as bereavement.”

2018.03.13.

Pro life dismay at Cabinet backing for repeal of Eighth Amendment

“In the coming weeks, it will become clear that the government’s proposal would lead to abortion on demand if voted for in the referendum” – Dr Ruth Cullen.

2018.01.30.

Primate cautions against “disrespect for life” in rush to repeal 8th

“I think there is a huge groundswell for the protection of life.”

2017.07.11.

Pope will visit Ireland for WMF2018: Taoiseach

“He has his own ideas as to why he wants to come to Ireland – he looks on it as a contribution he wishes to make to the renewal of the Church in Ireland and also to the renewal of family life in Ireland” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.11.29.

100,000 lives saved by 8th Amendment: PLC

“The truth is repeal of the 8th Amendment would inevitably result in more lives being lost. That’s the tragic reality of legalised abortion."

2016.09.08.

Taoiseach lines up with ambassadors for ‘Story of Love’ concert

The opening sequence of the concert is a screen presentation of creation with the Sistine Chapel Choir.

2016.08.01.

PLC criticises Minister’s 8th amendment repeal call

“Minister Simon Harris’ comments show Government’s blinkered approach to abortion.”.

2015.12.28.

Taoiseach launches Kylemore Abbey education centre

Top US catholic university, Notre Dame, and Benedictine community open centre to advance shared spiritual, cultural and educational missions.

2015.09.29.

Bishop Doran seeks Dáil recall over refugee crisis

Parish communities asked to consider whether there are vacant properties - houses, granny-flats or spare-rooms which might accommodate refugees.

2015.09.07.

Bishop Storey addresses 1916 Mass at Arbour Hill

Decade of Commemorations presents a vital opportunity for every part of the Church on this island, not only to remember the past, but to create and shape the future.

2015.05.07.

Former Taoiseach and Nuncio launch new facility

Fundraising campaign aims to cover cost of new retirement home for returned Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary.

2014.08.31.

Priest pays tribute to former Taoiseach’s memory

Removal of Albert Reynolds on Saturday evening to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, Dublin.

2014.08.24.

Church leaders pay tribute to Albert Reynolds

His “courage and initiative and, above all, his openness to dialogue laid the foundations for the peace which we enjoy today”.

2014.08.22.

PLC launches Simple Truth Campaign

Pro-life group accuses Government of consistently misleading the public on abortion.

2014.07.12.

Prayers at commemoration for Irish famine

Taoiseach describes famine as a “national horror" in which victims suffered "slow, starving" death.

2014.05.13.

Taoiseach invites Pope Francis to visit Ireland

Papal Nuncio welcomes invitation extended by Enda Kenny to Pope.

2014.04.28.

Pope Emeritus to concelebrate canonisation Mass

Enda Kenny joins millions of pilgrims in Rome for unique ceremony.

2014.04.27.

Privatisation of religion a feature of FG-Labour Government

Iona Institute Director discusses ‘Church and State under Enda Kenny’.

2013.10.26.

Historian slates media’s ‘intolerance and disregard’ of Catholic positions

Fordham University professor critical of "enthusiastic misinterpretation of the Second Vatican Council.”

2013.08.22.

Columban Order to host major conference on Irish missionary monk

2015 will mark the 1,400th anniversary of Saint Columban's death in Italy.

2013.08.19.

President must decide by Wednesday on Abortion Bill

Decision on whether or not to refer the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill to the Supreme Court to check its constitutionality pending.

2013.07.30.

Enda Kenny says he is still a Catholic

Taoiseach's faith has not been damaged by the passing of the abortion legislation.

2013.07.20.

Taoiseach increases pressure on Magdalene congregations

Minister rules out stripping four religious orders of their charitable status.

2013.07.18.
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