Life

Pope Francis: ‘Respect for the world begins with respect for the human body’ Pope Francis addresses the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Life on Monday focusing his remarks on the theme of the two-day workshop: situating human life within the wider context of the globalized world. The Pontifical Academy of Life is holding […]

Bishops announce establishment of a new Council for Life At the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which concluded yesterday 13 July in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops announced plans to establish a new Council for Life. The role of the new council will be to advise and advocate for the […]

‘The pro-life cause in Ireland is now more important than ever’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin ‘Every human life is beautiful, every human life is sacred, every human life is precious. This remains true after the referendum result,’ Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland was speaking during Mass […]

A Pastoral Message from Bishop Kevin following Referendum on 8th Amendment As we awake to the reality that Irish people have voted by a significant majority for abortion, my thoughts go out to the thousands of good people, across our Diocese and across the nation, who worked so hard to protect the right to life […]

Pope urges respect for moral norms regarding human life Pope Francis on Monday addressed representatives of the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) ahead of their 25th world congress in the Croatian capital Zagreb. By Robin Gomes Pope Francis on Monday encouraged Catholic doctors to continue being faithful and consistent in their commitment […]

TRINITY SUNDAY 2018: Deaconate ordinations in Maynooth Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth,   27th May 2018   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for the Victims of the Attack in Brussels of March 22nd 2016 which took place at the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook. […]

“Being Missionary Disciples” – Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Armagh diocesan pilgrimage to the National Marian Shrine in Knock May, 2018 Everyone has their favourite Gospel passages, and the Gospel story we have just heard for Trinity Sunday is one of mine. It’s the big ‘finale’ to Matthews Gospel: Go make disciples; I […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the Defence of Human Life 17. May, 2018 The Church must always be pro-life.  That means that the Christian community must be a beacon of support for life especially at its most vulnerable moments and a beacon of support at vulnerable moments of any woman or man along their […]

Pastoral letter by Bishop John Fleming to the priests and people of the Diocese of Killala “True compassion does not marginalise anyone, nor does it humiliate and exclude; much less consider the disappearance of a person as a good thing” – Pope Francis I am aware that the current public debate on the Eighth Amendment […]

‘That they may have life’ – A pastoral reflection by Bishop Brendan Kelly on the upcoming referendum New life At long last, spring is in the air, and with it, a new spring in our step.  All around us life is burgeoning again, new life.  We cannot cut hedges anymore this year. It is strictly […]


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