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Choose Life Newsletter Issue 7 is 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 are as follows: Abortion Legislation Prayer for the Child in the Womb Quotes for the Week Choose Life […]

Choose Life Newsletter Issue 6: A time for clarity and truth

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: A time for clarity and truth Prayer for the Child in the Womb […]

Issue 5 of Choose Life 2013 Newsletter

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 for […]

Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly Kilmore Pilgrimage to Knock

Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly Kilmore Pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 16 June 2013 Earlier this year I asked all our priests to encourage people to take part in this year’s pilgrimage to Knock Shrine as part of their celebration of the Year of Faith. I am delighted to see so many people here today and […]

Pastoral Letter in defence of unborn human life by Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork & Ross

Pastoral Letter in defence of unborn human life by Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork & Ross Very Reverend and Dear Father, The Government is proposing to introduce legislation for the first time in Irish history which will provide for the direct and intentional ending of the life of innocent human beings.  Few other actions […]

Choose Life Newsletter Issue 4

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: A time to uphold the right to life Prayer for the Child in […]

A time to uphold the right to life: Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland

The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights; it is the foundation of all other rights. No individual has the right to destroy life and no State has the right to undermine the right to life.

Choose Life 2013 Newsletter Issue 3

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 are as follows: Church Teaching Abortion Legislation Prayer for the Child in the Womb Quotes for the Week […]

“From the moment of conception, every human life is sacred and precious” – Bishop John Kirby

To have an abortion following a threat of suicide is particularly worrying … [it] creates a very dangerous precedent – Bishop Kirby   Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb (Lk 1:42) Last Friday was the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady.  It commemorated her trip to the […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for ‘Day for Life’ – Our Lady’s Basilica, Knock

“The right to life is such an inviolable right that no individual and no State may ever modify or destroy it … Legislators are being asked to pass a law prescribing the death of innocent human beings in Ireland. I ask that legislators would reflect on the seriousness of the situation before voting” – Archbishop Neary The Sacredness […]

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