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Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland on the proposed abortion amendment to the Northern Ireland Justice Bill

  Catholic Bishops call on politicians to defend the humanity and right to life of unborn children with life-limiting conditions.  “Legislators have a duty to acknowledge that an unborn child with a life-limiting condition, including anencephaly, continues in every clinical and moral sense to be alive and worthy of continuing life-supporting intervention and care until natural death.”  “We encourage Catholics and others, […]

Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland in response to the judgement of the High Court in Belfast in relation to the laws on abortion

Our day to day pastoral experience teaches us that even in the hardest of hard cases society cannot forget that human life is sacred and always deserving of our utmost protection, compassion and care. The Catholic Church teaches that the duty to care for and protect human life extends equally to a mother and her […]

The Teen’s Midwife addresses Cura’s 28th National Conference

· Cura crisis pregnancy service received 1,745 client contacts in 2013 150 crisis pregnancy counsellors attended the 28th National Conference of CURA, the crisis pregnancy support service, which was established by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in 1977. The two-day conference took place in Malahide, Co Dublin. Following-on from last year, the 2014 theme ‘The […]

Building a culture of life – homily for ‘Day for Life’ Sunday by Archbishop Eamon Martin

· Pope Francis imparts his Apostolic Blessing on ‘Day for Life’ celebrations in Ireland · The Catholic Church will continue to call for a society without abortion which loves and cares for all life equally · The world needs to hear loud and clear the Gospel message about a culture of life – the horrific […]

2013 Day for Life message Care for Life: It’s Worth It

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 6 October and will focus on the theme: Caring for Life.

Day for Life next Sunday 6 October: Care for Life. It’s Worth It!

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 6 October and will focus on the theme: Caring for Life.

Care for Life: It’s Worth it – Day for Life 2013

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 6 October and will focus on the theme: Caring for […]

Issue 8 of Choose Life Newsletter now available

  Since the 22 May 2013 the Catholic Communications Office has been circulating a weekly bulletin for parishioners, parish newsletters and websites with information promoting the Church’s position on the sanctity of unborn human life. The newsletter headings this week are as follows: Church Teaching Abortion Legislation Prayer for the Child in the Womb Quotes […]

Homily notes of Bishop Brendan Leahy for Vigil for Life – Saint John’s Cathedral, Limerick

Homily notes of Bishop Brendan Leahy for Vigil for Life – Saint John’s Cathedral, Limerick  “The unborn child in the womb is a human life with potential, not a potential human being” “There stands before the Dáil a Bill that could enshrine in Irish law, for the first time ever – and completely against what […]

Bishops’ briefing note on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

In recent days bishops have sent the following briefing note to deputies and senators on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

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