- Apr 5, 2020
Northern Ireland’s bishops have “welcomed” proposals that would not allow religious ministers to perform same-sex marriages against the teachings of their Church bodies, as well as protect the free speech rights of those opposed to same-sex unions.
Ireland’s bishops are urging a focus on social justice issues as the Republic of Ireland prepares for a Feb. 8 general election.
No one is obliged to cooperate with Northern Ireland’s new abortion legislation, according to the Catholic bishops of the province.
Ireland’s Catholic bishops have criticized the use of intolerant language when it comes to discussions around migration and refugees.
Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops said the introduction of abortion into the province was a “a tragic day for the unborn children who will now never bless our world with their unique and precious lives,” and called on people to hold their elected representatives “accountable” for the development.
Ireland’s bishops are calling on the island’s parishes, schools and Catholic communities to help those suffering from domestic abuse.