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Kingscourt trip to the Marian shrine of Loreto

Final two places now available on Kingscourt trip to the Marian shrine of Loreto staying at the Adratic town of Pesaro from September 2nd – 9th. Bookings with MAP Travel at 01 8783111

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Govt abortion pill tactic is red herring – LoveBoth

Caroline Simons (Photo Credit – The Irish Times) A leading pro-life group has condemned the actions of Minister of Health Simon Harris for “cynically” using the issue of abortion pills to argue for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and … Continue reading

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Respected trade unionist comes out for ‘no’ vote

David Begg One of Ireland’s best-known trade unionists has come out for a ‘no’ vote in the forthcoming referendum on abortion. David Begg – who served as secretary general of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions from 2001 to 2015 … Continue reading

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“Vote for Life”: a comment by Bishop Michael Smith

With less than a week to go to the referendum, there remains a lot of confusion among the electorate about what the proposal entails. We are not voting on a solution to the complex cases that have touched the hearts … Continue reading

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Former Taoiseach urges No vote in referendum on Eighth Amendment

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has urged the people of Ireland to vote No in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment on 25 May. Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Mr Bruton wrote, ‘The idea that a constitution should protect human … Continue reading

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Choose Life – Issue Fifteen

Please see beneath Issue Fifteen 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 15

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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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