Pope Francis sends message of support for human life to Catholics in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales

Message values the weak and vulnerable as “masterpieces of God’s creation … Care for Life.  It’s worth it.” – Pope Francis In a special message to Catholics across Ireland and Britain ahead of the Catholic Church’s annual Day for Life, Pope Francis has emphasised the need to care for life from conception to natural end.  […]

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Friday Fasting and Penance for the Cause of Life

A valuable suggestion has been made that people would offer their Friday Penances for the intention of protecting the right to life of the unborn and cherishing the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death. Penance is an essential part of the lives of all Christ’s faithful. It arises from the Lord’s call to […]

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Choose Life Team of Four video appeal

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh is featured in a new video appeal from EWTN as part of a new Team of Four appeal in rleation to the abortion bill. The Team of Four are: 1. Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, 2. Mickey Harte,  Gaelic Football Team Manager,  Co. Tyrone, 3. Bernadette […]

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Choose Life Newsletter Issue 8 – 10 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 Abortion Legislation Prayer for the Child in the Womb Quotes for […]

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Homily notes of Bishop Brendan Leahy for Vigil for Life – Saint John’s Cathedral, Limerick

 “The unborn child in the womb is a human life with potential, not a potential human being” “There stands before the Dáil a Bill that could enshrine in Irish law, for the first time ever – and completely against what our Constitution requires – a hierarchy or a pecking order of human beings based on […]

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Homilies on the sanctity of unborn life

Some homilies on sanctity of unborn life which were preached at the weekend: Saturday 6 July: Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Mass in Church of Saint Dominick, Dublin, celebrating gift of Human Life “The Christian message is a message which respects life and respects every human life, from the moment of conception to the […]

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Bishops’ briefing note on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

In recent days bishops have sent the following briefing note to deputies and senators on theProtection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.  The briefing note highlights flaws in the abortion bill which is currently being debated in Oireachtas Éireann and explains that, if the abortion bill is enacted, it: will fundamentally alter the culture and […]

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Choose Life message from Archbishop Eamon Martin

  Please watch this Choose Life message from Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoOrX0XfzIA … You can also watch his prayer appeal and his reading of the Prayer for the Child in the Womb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgHV8UU5biE&feature=youtu.be  

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Choose Life Newsletter Issue 7

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: Abortion Legislation Prayer for the Child in the Womb Quotes for the Week […]

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Cardinal Brady raises legal and Constitutional concerns about the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill

I am conscious that the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, is entering the final stages of the legislative process in the Oireachtas.  In addition to the fundamental ethical concerns already raised by Bishops and others, this Bill contains a number of serious Constitutional and legal conflicts that require immediate clarification. This Bill will provide the […]

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