Council for Life

This Council comes under the Commission for Pastoral Care 

The Council For Life is an initiative of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

The objective of the Council for Life is to promote the Church’s teaching on the dignity and value of every human life from conception to natural end.  The role of the Council is to advise and advocate for the Church in Ireland on a consistent ethic of life and care for those most at risk.

The Council offers dioceses, parishes and members of the faithful pro-life material and resources to encourage discussion on the value of every human life.

Membership of the Council

Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin is Chair of the Council for Life and is assisted by Bishop Martin Hayes.

Related content

Submission of the Council for Life to the Oireachtas Committee, in respect of the Review of the Termination of Pregnancy Act 2018

Presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying

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