Doctrine

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”.

Conscience

‘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.