Preliminary statement on abortion referendum announcement

The fact that the Government has agreed to propose a referendum is to be welcomed as the Conference has frequently expressed the view that a referendum is necessary to ensure adequate Constitutional protection for the unborn and to rectify the unsatisfactory situation created by the Supreme Court judgement in the “X Case”.


‘Their conscience is a person’s most secret core and their sanctuary. They are alone with God whose voice echoes in their depths.’ (Vatican II)

One Bread One Body

A teaching document on the Eucharist in the life of the Church, and the establishment of general norms on sacramental sharing

Conscience and Morality

A doctrinal Statement of the Irish Bishops’ Conference on the central role of conscience in the moral life.