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Caution needed over anti-abortion protests, Archbishop warns

“I would be particularly cautious about protesting against GPs because everybody is going there, and people go there for all sorts of reasons.”

2019.01.07.

Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore retires on health grounds

“Bishop Leo has worked untiringly with many others to bring the various stakeholders within the Catholic educational sector into dialogue, and promoted increased co-operation and collaboration.”

2018.12.31.

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.

Alive editor rails against fake Gospel and perverted teachings

In relation to the shortage of priests in the Church, Fr Brian McKevitt said it was no wonder there was a shortage, as no young man would want to join “an outfit that doesn’t even believe in itself or doesn’t believe in its own mission”.

2018.10.23.

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.

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.

Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Romero to be canonised in October

Paul VI implemented the changes made by the Second Vatican Council; Oscar Romero was its first martyr.

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.

Knock Eucharistic Adoration pilgrimage will pray for Right to Life campaign

We will gather in Knock to pray to our heavenly Mother for future mothers and their unborn children in our country, says chief celebrant Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.

2018.04.28.

You too have “an ownership of the child you helped conceive”

Finola Bruton appeals to men to stand up for the unborn and take on their rights and responsibilities as fathers.

2018.04.14.

Taking away right to life from the unborn is a “shocking” step – bishops

Repealing Article 40.3.3 will leave unborn children “at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future”.

2018.03.07.

PLC denied opportunity to join Supreme Court case on the ‘unborn’

“We accept the Court’s decision but consider that it may be deprived of an important perspective as a result.

2018.02.08.

Church leaders oppose unrestricted access to abortion

Repealing the eighth amendment and introducing a liberal abortion regime will result in terminations not just up to 12 weeks but in some cases right up to the point of birth - Bishop Leahy.

2018.02.06.

Archbishop Martin defends Church’s role in public discourse

“When we attempt as Church to speak in the public sphere about the right to life of the unborn, some are quick to point to the scandals and to shameful stories of the past.”

2017.05.09.

Archbishop of Armagh gives keynote speech at inaugural Iona Institute Northern Ireland conference

Our faith has a lot to say about the nihilism and despair of a throwaway culture that has driven young people to self-destruction. Our Church’s teachings would seriously question such a limited view of individual rights that would dispute the equality of life of a mother and her unborn baby.

2017.03.27.

Pro Life Campaign increasingly unhappy with Citizens’ Assembly

Pro Life Campaign says there is “lack of balance” in Assembly’s proceedings, and Assembly is completely ignoring the positive impact of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution.

2017.02.05.

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.

Pope hosts lunch for 1,500 homeless to honour Mother Teresa

“She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity; she made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognise their guilt for the crime of poverty they created.”

2016.09.05.

Dioceses to set up teams to plan for WMF2018

Bishops begin preparations for the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place primarily in Dublin but also throughout Ireland.

2016.03.10.

Irish society must be ‘people-centered’: Archbishop

If an unborn child has a life-limiting condition, it would be “inhumane to withdraw the protection of the Constitution to their right to life”.

2016.02.17.

Abortion is not just an issue in Ireland: Bishop

Challenges for next government include the inadequacy of some services in hospitals & disability facilities, reduced pay, child poverty, homelessness & crime levels.

2016.02.15.

PLC welcomes pro-life motion by Kerry councillors

One Day More urges doctors to acknowledge the enormous benefits of continuing with pregnancies in the case of life-limiting conditions.

2016.01.21.

PLC criticises Minister’s 8th amendment repeal call

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

2015.12.28.

Ray D’Arcy Show failed to uphold fairness

BAI finding: RTE interview with Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty Ireland articulated a "partisan position" on the issue of abortion.

2015.12.11.

“Cherish all the children of the nation equally”

“As a society our progress should be measured against how effectively we care for the most vulnerable amongst us,” bishops state.

2015.12.03.

Irish Senator among politicians to meet Pope

Senator Rónán Mullen among eighty politicians from around the world to discuss the persecution of Christians in the Middle East with Pontiff.

2015.09.01.

PLC welcomes defeat of Coppinger abortion bill

Attempt to force repeal of “the last remaining constitutional protection for the unborn" defeated by 74 to 23 in Dáil.

2015.05.13.

PLC responds to High Court decision

Judge rules doctors may end life support treatments to a pregnant woman who has been clinically dead for a number of weeks.

2014.12.27.

Every Life Counts rejects Minister’s Dáil comments

Description of babies diagnosed fatal foetal abnormalities as "dead" criticised by support group for parents of children diagnosed with a terminal condition.

2014.12.19.

PLC criticises Health Minister’s abortion remarks

Minister Varadkar accuses Eighth Amendment, which deals with abortion, of being too “restrictive”.

2014.12.17.
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