‘Choose Life!’ is the theme for this year’s Day for Life message in Ireland on 7 October. It promotes respect for human life from the moment of conception. For 2012, the Day for Life also marks the beginning of a special Month of Prayer dedicated to the theme ‘Choose Life!’ and which concludes on the Feast of All the Saints of Ireland (6 November).
On Sunday, 2 October, the Catholic Church in Ireland celebrates Day for Life. In the video, Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, talks about Day for Life and the theme chosen for 2011: A call to solidarity and hope in difficult times.
‘Day for Life’ Pastoral Letter on the meaning of Christian death (available in English, Irish and Polish languages) 3 October 2010 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference
PRESS RELEASE 3 October 2010 Homily of Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, for ‘Day for Life’ ‘The meaning of Christian death and care for those who are dying’ St Patrick’s Church, Ballina, Co Mayo – Sunday 3 October 2010 “Death is part of living and the door through which we leave behind the burdens [...]
PRESS RELEASE 9 September 2010 Day for Life 2010 on the meaning of Christian death and care for those who are dying Special feature on www.catholicbishops.ie Day for Life Mass to be broadcast by RTÉ 1 from Ballina, Co Mayo The Catholic Church in Ireland will celebrate the Day for Life 2010 on Sunday 3 [...]
Video reflection with Marie Gribbons, Chaplain in St Francis Hospice in Raheny, Dublin, including the special hospice song written by Sr Marie Dunne
PRESS RELEASE4 October 2009 Homily of Bishop of Killala, Dr John Fleming, at the Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock, for Day for Life 4 October 2009 “We run the risk of substituting the real world of a deep awareness of the presence of a loving God in our lives with a world of virtual reality [...]
PRESS RELEASE 2 October 2009 Bishops publish pastoral letter addressing suicide The Catholic Church in Ireland celebrates Day for Life 2009 on Sunday 4 October. The theme for this year’s Day for Life is suicide, building on 2008’s focus on mental health. On behalf of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, [...]
The Church’s celebration of the Day for Life for 2009 focuses on the theme of suicide. View video introduction by Bishop John Fleming, and download text of the Bishops’ pastoral letter in English, Irish and Polish. ‘You are precious in my sight’ Isaiah 43:4 Press releases 4 October 2009 | Homily of Bishop John Fleming [...]
In this short video interview, Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala talks about this year’s Day for Life pastoral letter “You are precious in my sight” (Isaiah 43:3), which will be published on 4 October. Day for Life is the Catholic Church’s annual worldwide celebration which promotes the dignity of life from conception to natural [...]