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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Choose Life newsletter Issue 6: A time for clarity and truth

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: A time for clarity and truth Prayer for the Child in the Womb […]

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Choose Life 2013 Newsletter Issue 5 – 20 June 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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Pastoral Letter in defence of unborn human life by Bishop John Buckley

Please see below the text of a Pastoral Letter issued by Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork and Ross in defence of unborn human life. This was issued on Friday 14 June 2013.  The Government is proposing to introduce legislation for the first time in Irish history which will provide for the direct and intentional […]

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