Jun 18, 2013

Choose Life 2013

“Cherishing of mothers and babies is a noble cause. It is not limited to the impact of this or that political move.  It is a continuing call from the Gospel’s logic of love, the love that is mutual” – Bishop Leahy


A time to uphold the right to life: Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland

Please find below the link to the video version of the Bishops’ statement from 11 June 2013 - A time to uphold the right to life. The statement is voiced by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh.

Video link:

The written statemen is HERE



Bishop Brendan Leahy’s interview on RTE’s Six One News, Tuesday 11th June following the Bishops’ statement “A time to uphold the right to life”.  Please see the link for the interview which commences approximately 23 minutes into the programme, it will be available for 7 days:

Click here to read the full statement from the Catholic Bishops of Ireland: A time to uphold the right to life.


Our own Bishop Brendan Leahy was homilist at Saturdays celebration of the Eucharist as part of the  'Choose Life 2013' prayer gathering in Knock Shrine. You can read his homily at the Irish Bishops website HERE, and - if you wish to print it off to read later - we have a downloadable copy of it HERE


A website with many resources for 'Choose Life 2013' is available HERE

For example:

- Pastoral Message HERE

Choose Life 2013 Newsletter Issue 1 22 May 2013

- Prayer for the Child in the Womb HERE

- Resources for parish HERE

- Parish Newsletter resources HERE


The Irish Bishops replied to the recently announced 'Protection of Life during pregnancy Bill 2013' - you can read it at their website HERE