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A terrace in Dublin with posters from the May 2018 referendum campaign.

Irish bishop calls 'yes' voters on abortion referendum to come to confession

May 29, 2018

As the Republic of Ireland moved to legalize abortion over the weekend, one bishop has said that practicing Catholics who... Read more

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Your vote is the unborn child's voice, pro-lifers say in Irish abortion debate

May 23, 2018

Ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, pro-life and pro-abortion rights debaters have squared off in a country where voters... Read more

Sign from the "Save 8 Rally," Ireland, March 10, 2018. Courtesy photo.

125,000 additional Irish register to vote on abortion referendum

May 21, 2018

In advance of an upcoming Irish referendum on abortion legal, more than 100,000 people in the country have registered to... Read more

Midwife: Repealing Ireland's abortion amendment would harm women

May 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Eliminating Ireland’s constitutional protection of life inside the womb would have negative consequences on not only the unborn, but on... Read more

Church pleads for prayers ahead of Ireland's abortion referendum

May 17, 2018

With a referendum vote that could legalize abortion in Ireland just days away, the country’s clergy and Church leaders are... Read more

Stand Up for Life Rally, Dublin.

‘Cautiously optimistic’ pro-lifers attend Irish rally ahead of vote

May 15, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Less than two weeks before a historic vote on whether to allow increased access to abortion in Ireland, thousands of... Read more

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Could Google's ban on ads rig Ireland’s abortion vote?

May 11, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Internet giant Google has decided to bar all ads related to a fast-approaching referendum on legalizing abortion in Ireland. The... Read more

Repealing Ireland's pro-life amendment could have dire consequences, bishop warns

May 10, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Ireland’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize abortion is “a vital issue of life or death” that threatens to change... Read more

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Did Irish saints perform abortions? Don’t believe it, scholars say

Apr 28, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Faulty history, bad moral analysis and dubious voting advice are behind claims that several cherished Irish saints were involved in... Read more

Irish policy aimed at Catholic schools raises fears of discrimination

Apr 3, 2018

A proposed policy in Ireland that would ban Catholic schools from prioritizing Catholic students on wait lists is being criticized... Read more

Jesuit priest, last living son of Irish revolutionary leaders, dies at 104

Apr 2, 2018

A priest whose father was executed following Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising has died at the age of 104, after a... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square April 2, 2016.

Pope Francis will travel to Dublin Aug. 25-26 for family gathering

Mar 21, 2018

By Elise Harris

During his Wednesday general audience Pope Francis was presented with the official icon for the World Meeting of Families, announcing... Read more

Pro-life leaders deliver letter to Irish prime minister: Choose Life

Mar 16, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A group of 17 American pro-life leaders delivered a letter to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday urging him... Read more

Save the 8th Rally in Dublin on March 10, 2018. Courtesy photo.

In Ireland, pro-lifers rally by the thousands against legalizing abortion

Mar 12, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Some 100,000 Irish pro-life advocates took to the streets across the country on Saturday to oppose legalizing abortion in the... Read more

Irish minister Katherine Zappone.

Irish official warns against LGBT exclusion at World Meeting of Families

Mar 5, 2018

Ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland this August, a government minister has warned that the event... Read more

Attendees at the Loving the 8th event in Dun Laoghaire.

Hundreds rally in support of Ireland's pro-life amendment

Feb 15, 2018

Hundreds of people rallied in the coastal suburb of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, on Saturday to show support for the country’s... Read more

Irish bishop calls for protection of the unborn ahead of abortion referendum

Feb 14, 2018

Human life “from its tiniest origins” must be protected, Bishop Brendan Kelly of Galway and Kilmacduagh said at his installation... Read more

'Be missionaries for the cause of life,' Irish bishop tells faithful

Feb 7, 2018

Ahead of Ireland’s referendum on the country’s abortion laws, Bishop Brendan Leahy penned a letter to the diocese of Limerick... Read more

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As abortion vote is set, Irish bishops encourage respect for life

Jan 30, 2018

The Irish government announced Monday that a referendum that could liberalize Ireland’s abortion laws will be set for a vote... Read more