Category Archives: Parish News

Pastoral letter by Bishop Dermot Farrell on the Right to Life

My dear people, In these days, every person in Ireland, is being asked to consider a fundamental question, a question that lies at the heart of allowing a child the possibility of reaching their potential.  All of us, especially people … Continue reading

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Statement from Bishop Michael Smith on the forthcoming referendum

“A Truly Compassionate Society Values All Life” Statement from Bishop Michael Smith  on the forthcoming referendum In a few weeks time, the people of Ireland must make a decision that will have a profound impact on the kind of society … Continue reading

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Choose Life – Issue Fourteen

Please see beneath Issue Fourteen of our double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Choose Life 2018 – Issue 14

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Referendum Debate

Pro-life, pro-choice and on-the-fencers alike, anyone paying attention to the Eighth Amendment Referendum knew that the Late Late Show debate on Friday night, first of the televised public debates of the official campaign, would be an important moment in the … Continue reading

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Choose Life – Issue Thirteen

Please see beneath Issue Thirteen of our double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Choose Life 2018 – Issue 13

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‘Cherish every life’ – Bishop Donal’s address to Public Meeting in Buncrana – Sunday April 8th 2018

It is good to see so many people here this evening. Thank you for coming. The numbers involved in our conversations demonstrate just how close this issue is to many people’s hearts. As the local bishop, I have been asked … Continue reading

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‘Supporting a Culture of Life’ – pastoral message by Bishop Denis Nulty

On 25 May, a referendum will be held on the question of removing the right to life of the unborn child from the Constitution of Ireland. I want to explain in these short words why I will be voting No. … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Child in the Womb

Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life. Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator. Open our hearts to welcome every child as a … Continue reading

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Newsletter from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

This is the link to the newsletter Safeguarding Children Newsletter March 2018 This first Newsletter of 2018 will provide information on requirements of Children First; Updates to Safeguarding Children 2016 Guidance; Review methodology; celebrets; Review of NCMC; Training and the practice … Continue reading

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Choose Life – Issue Eleven

Please see beneath Issue Eleven of our double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Choose Life 2018 – Issue 11

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