- Sep 19, 2020
There is a challenge to find “new and more effective ways to serve life” in Ireland on the one-year anniversary of the referendum that led to legalized abortion in the country, according to the island’s bishops’ conference.
An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims.
Saying homelessness has reached a “crisis point,” the bishops of Ireland have called on the government to ensure housing is “safe, affordable and appropriate.”
The Irish government announced it will hold a referendum in late May asking citizens whether they want to retain or delete the constitutional article that provides for the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child “with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother.”
Removing constitutional protections for the unborn in Ireland would give the government a “blank check” to impose any abortion regime it wanted, according to the head of the bishops’ bioethics committee.