Organisers of Saturday’s Celebrate the 8th pro-life gathering in Dublin, which aimed to highlight the positive impact of the Eighth Amendment, said they were “thrilled and very encouraged” with the massive turnout of several thousands.Keynote speaker at the event was Melissa Ohden from the US, who in 1977 was born alive...

Staff reporterBishop Donal McKeown has said that British Prime Minister Teresa May’s insistence on pushing ahead with a so-called ‘hard Brexit’ may cause many people in the North to consider the future as part of a united Ireland.In a speech this week, Ms May indicated that she wanted to maintain the common travel area between...

Staff reporterA family who was advised to let their seriously-ill infant son die in hospital rather than bring him home, has spoken of the joy he gave them through 15 years of life with them after confounding doctors’ predictions.Seán Holland, who died last month, was given just two years to live when he was diagnosed with the rare brain...

Staff reporterIreland’s most senior Churchman has assured priests that their dedication and resilience in difficult circumstances does not go unnoticed by the hierarchy and is a key point for discussion during meetings in Rome.Speaking at the opening Mass for the bishops’ ad limina pilgrimage to Rome, during which they will meet with...

Northern pro-lifers are determined to make the protection of unborn children a key issue in the North’s coming election.Northern Secretary James Brokenshire announced elections for a new Assembly on March 2, following the collapse of the Executive after the resignation of Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister and the refusal of Sinn...

Corrymeela asked voters to consider ‘a worse alternative’Inclusion and cooperation should be priorities in the North’s upcoming elections, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation centre has said. In a statement following the announcement of the March 2 election, Corrymeela community leader Pádraig Ó Tuama said that while...

If you can help young migrants, you should do so immediately, Dromore’s Bishop John McAreavey has urged communities.Welcoming the Pope’s message for 2017’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Dr McAreavey, who chairs the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, praised the Pontiff’s...

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