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Day for Life 2017 – Sunday 1 October

Resources for Day for Life 2017

“Two Lives, One Love” – submission to the Citizens’ Assembly by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Please see below key points from the submission of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic of the Eighth Amendment.  The full text, which follows, was submitted to the Citizens’ Assembly earlier today and will be made available in parishes in the coming weeks: The Constitution celebrates the equality of […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s message for ‘Day for Life’ 2016

Pope Francis often speaks about the need for a ‘revolution of tenderness’ to melt the ‘hardness of heart’ that is so prevalent in today’s world.  Nowadays the way of tenderness is indeed counter-cultural and revolutionary.  It is perhaps the only way to confront inhumanity and cruelty, to bridge the great divide which greed has created […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s message for ‘Day for Life’ 2016

To deliberately and intentionally take the life of an innocent person, whatever their state or stage of life, is always gravely morally wrong. – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Day for Life 2015: Cherishing Life, Accepting Death

Day for Life 2015: ‘Cherishing Life, Accepting Death’

Day for Life 2014: Protect and Cherish Life #livelife

Let’s all be builders of a better world. Let’s protect and choose life!

Day for Life 2012: Choose Life!

‘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).

Day for Life 2011

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 2010: ‘ The meaning of Christian Death’

‘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

Homily of Bishop John Fleming on 2010 ‘Day for Life’

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 […]

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