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‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you came to birth I consecrated you.’ (Jeremiah 1:5) Choose Life

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Choose Life “In my 40 years of practice I’ve seen many difficult cases but I’ve never felt the Eighth Amendment had a negative impact on the safe practice of medicine.” – Dr. John Monaghan – a retired obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr. Monaghan’s Story – “Doctors have always been faced with the care and management of a woman who develops serious illness when she is pregnant. Unfortunately, in these cases, because…

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Life Issues – A Declaration of Equality

Life Issues – A Declaration of Equality Article 40.3.3 is a declaration of equality and respect for human life. It represents, at the very foundations and substructure of our laws, a conviction that all human life is worth cherishing equally. To repeal this Article would leave unborn children at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future. We invite people of faith to…

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Choose Life “I’m challenged on my views a lot because I’m a man. There are some who feel I shouldn’t have an opinion. As a father, I say we should all have a voice in this debate. It’s a family issue at heart.” – Seán Feeney from Castleknock, Dublin 15. Seán’s Story – “The up and coming referendum on the Eighth Amendment essentially provides for the removal of the most…

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Choose Life “To be a mother is an opportunity for a lifetime of love. To be a mother to a baby with a terminal illness is no less a privilege. It is an extraordinary opportunity for a deep and lasting love.” – Clíona Johnson, from Dublin, whose son John Paul lived for just 17 minutes. Ciíona’s Story – “At my 22-week scan I was given the diagnosis that my son…

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‘Our Common Humanity’ – Life Issues

‘Our Common Humanity’ – Life Issues Extracts from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Two Lives, one love An expectant mother needs and deserves the care and support of everyone around her, particularly if her pregnancy poses a serious crisis for her and her family. A mother may be informed that her baby faces serious challenges or is perhaps terminally ill. She might be pregnant as a result of rape. Especially…

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“I’m so thankful the Eighth Amendment was there to protect me from making a quick and rash decision when I was experiencing a crisis pregnancy” – Emma Maloney, 25, from Co. Kildare “To be a mother is an opportunity for a lifetime of love. To be a mother to a baby with a terminal illness is no less a privilege. It is an extraordinary opportunity for a deep and lasting…

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Pope Francis on Abortion and the Right to Life

Pope Francis on Abortion and the Right to Life “Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenceless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this. … Precisely because…

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Meditation – 7th May 2017

‘8th Amendment’ Listening to some of the commentary on the recent Citizens’ Assembly and the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment you would be forgiven for thinking that abortion is not even a moral issue, let alone a hugely important one which will impact on the lives of thousands of people, born and unborn, into the future. It is difficult for a ‘pro-life’ perspective to be even heard in the…

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Meditation – 30th April 2017

The Deep End – Didn’t our hearts burn within us? Today’s Gospel finds Jesus’ friends downcast and confused at all that happened in their world. His death had devastated them; rumours of his resurrection amazed and confused them. Into their sadness and confusion Jesus comes; walking with them, talking with them even though they didn’t recognise him and yet they said later ‘didn’t our hearts burn within us as he…

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