Statement by Monsignor Brendan Byrne on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

Statement by Monsignor Brendan Byrne on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 Along with many others, I firmly believe that the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 as currently framed is medically and ethically unsound in relation to the issue of suicide.  It is a cause of profound concern to many that the expert evidence […]

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Vigil for Life 8 June 2013

  The decision by the present Irish Government to legislate for abortion means that Irish law will permit the direct and intentional killing of innocent unborn babies. Doctors in Ireland have confirmed that mothers already receive any life-saving treatments they need during pregnancy – and that this is achieved without directly targeting the life of the baby. […]

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Choose Life 2013 Newsletter Issue 2

  Since the 22 May 2013 the Catholic Communications Office has been circulating a weekly bulletin for parish newsletters and websites with information promoting the Church’s position on the sanctity of unborn human life. The newsletter headings are as follows: Church Teaching Abortion Legislation Prayer for the Child in the Womb Quotes for the Week […]

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Choose Life 2013 Key Statements

Some of the statements, homilies and other relevant texts from the Irish Bishops’ Conference and individual bishops in relation to unborn human life:  3 June 2013 – “From the moment of conception, every human life is sacred and precious” – Bishop John Kirby click here  2 June 2013 – Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for […]

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Choose Life Newsletter for Parishes

From 22 May 2013 the Catholic Communications Office will circulate a weekly newsletter for parish newsletters and websites with information promoting the Church’s position on unborn human life. The newsletter headings are as follows: Church Teaching Abortion Legislation Liturgical Resources Quotes for the Week Choose Life Website Issue 1 is now available in the following […]

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National Prayer Vigil for Life Saturday 4 May 2013

Choose Life: Ireland faces a defining moment  The decision by the present Irish Government to legislate for abortion means that Irish law will permit the direct and intentional killing of innocent unborn babies. Doctors in Ireland have confirmed that mothers already receive any life-saving treatments they need during pregnancy – and that this is achieved […]

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Choose Life 2012 Poster

Please click here for the poster.

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Pastoral Message

Please click on the link below for the Bishops’ Pastoral Message for Day for Life 2012. Choose Life! Pastoral Message: English version Irish version Polish version

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Day for Life

Click on the image to get the pastoral message for Day for Life 2012 in PDF format. Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in […]

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Prayers of Intercession for Life

The following prayers of intercession are recommended for use at Masses:  Prayer set 1 That as individuals and as a community we will celebrate and cherish the gift of life in all its stages.  Lord, hear us. That all will come to recognise life as a gift from God and help to build a culture […]

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