Recognising One Another as Persons A pre-election 2016 statement from Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin

As we approach the General Election, I want to share some thoughts with you regarding our responsibilities as Catholics who are also citizens. I do so in a spirit of respectful dialogue, conscious of the fact that, as individual Catholics and as a faith community, it is part of our mission to pursue the common […]

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Statement by Archbishop Michael Neary concerning the equal protection of the right to life of mothers and unborn children

Issues in General Election 2016 I am mindful of the many important issues which are being raised by voters and candidates in the run up to voting day for the general election on 26 February: unemployment and especially amongst our young people, emigration, rural crime, flooding, homelessness, housing, poverty; the quality of our education system; medical […]

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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 […]

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Cherishing Life, Accepting Death – Theme for ‘Day for Life’ 2015

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 4 October on the theme ‘Cherishing Life, Accepting Death’. Day for […]

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Day for Life 2014 promotional video

A short video highlighting the theme of the 2014 Day for Life message.

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Day for Life 2014: Protect and Cherish Life #livelife

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. This year’s Day for Life is on Sunday 5 October on the theme “Protect and Cherish […]

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Day for Life Prayer

  Holy Mary, Mother of Love, holding in your arms, the fruit of your womb, graciously look upon our earth and remove from it all that hardens our hearts and dims our eyes to the preciousness of human life, from the moment of conception to natural death. Through the example of your tenderness teach us […]

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Day for Life 2013 Care for Life. It’s worth it!

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 6 October and will focus on the theme: Caring for Life. This year’s […]

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Choose Life Newsletter Issue 10

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 Friday Fasting and Penance for the Cause of Life Prayer for […]

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Choose Life Newsletter Issue 9 – 17 July 2013

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 Friday Fasting and Penance for the Cause of Life Prayer for […]

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