‘All human life is sacred. All human life is precious. This is why the direct and intentional taking of innocent human life is always gravely wrong. In his New Year Homily, Pope Francis teaches us that: “to serve human life is to serve God. All life, from life in the mother’s womb to that of the elderly, the suffering and the sick, and to that of the troublesome and even repellent, is to be welcomed, loved and helped”‘.
The Diocese are producing a weekly leaflet called Choose Life. Copies of these will be available at the Church doors each week.
Prayer of Pope Francis (Laudato Si‘)
All powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
That we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
Excerpt from Archbishop Eamon Martin’s Pastoral Message for the New Year 2018.
Read the full Pastoral Message on the Irish Catholic Bishops "Choose Life 2018" website.