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Day for Life 2020: Choose Life!

Sunday 4 October 2020

It remains as important as ever to affirm the sanctity of life – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Commitment to the pro-life cause has not diminished.

Statement of Archbishop Eamon Martin on the sanctity and right to life of the unborn child

“How tragic it is for humanity that some legislators would ‘fast track’ the ending of the lives of the most defenceless in our society” – Archbishop Eamon Martin Archbishop Eamon Martin participated at the ‘Rally for Life’ which was held in Dublin city centre this afternoon. Speaking to media at the rally Archbishop Martin said: […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrates Mass for the Protection of Life

As men and women of faith, we are called to protect and foster God’s gift of life.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrates Mass for the Protection of Life

Feast of St Oliver Plunkett 2017 MASS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin (12:30pm) Church of Saint Saviour, Dominick Street, 1st July 2017 “We are here this afternoon to pray and to invoke the healing power of Jesus Christ on our society.  We come to invoke for our society […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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