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The push for unrestricted abortion is being driven by “a small number of ideologues” warns Mary Doogan.
If enacted, the legislation will “help to curtail child abuse sex tourism and protect children in countries like the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia where child protection laws are weak or not enforced” - Columban missionary, Fr Shay Cullen.
“I would like to be the first singing priest to win,” says clerical crooner Fr Ray Kelly.
“We are always human. At no point are we ever something less or something different. What is inherently a right to humanity – namely the right to life – cannot be either denied or taken away.”
“This is not about trust; it is politicians using trust and compassion as a means for bringing in unrestricted abortion on demand,” Medical Alliance for the Eighth warns.
We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events. On the contrary, our life and our presence in this world is the fruit of a divine vocation, says Pope Francis.
1. On the holy mountain is his city
cherished by the Lord.
The Lord prefers the gates of Zion
to all Jacob's dwellings.
Of you are told glorious things,
O city of God! Response
2. 'Babylon and Egypt I will count
among those who know me;
Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia,
these will be her children
and Zion shall be called "Mother"
for all shall be her children.' Response
3. It is he, the Lord Most High,
who gives each his place.
In his register of peoples he writes:
'These are her children'
and while they dance they will sing:
'In you all find their home.' Response
1. My vows I will pay before those who fear him.
The poor shall eat and shall have their fill.
They shall praise the Lord, those who seek him.
May their hearts live for ever and ever! Response
2. All the earth shall remember and return to the Lord,
all families of the nations worship before him.
They shall worship him, all the mighty of the earth;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust. Response
3. And my soul shall live for him, my children serve him.
They shall tell of the Lord to generations yet to come,
declare his faithfulness to peoples yet unborn:
'These things the Lord has done.' Response
A reading from the first letter of St John 3:18-24
His commandments are these: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and that we love one another.
our love is not to be just words or mere talk,
but something real and active;
only by this can we be certain
that we are the children of the truth
and be able to quieten our conscience in his presence,
whatever accusations it may raise against us,
because God is greater than our conscience and he knows everything.
My dear people,
if we cannot be condemned by our own conscience,
we need not be afraid in God's presence,
and whatever we ask him,
we shall receive,
because we keep his commandments
and live the kind of life that he wants.
His commandments are these:
that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ
and that we love one another
as he told us to.
Whoever keeps his commandments
lives in God and God lives in him.
We know that he lives in us
by the Spirit that he has given us.
The Word of the Lord
Gospel Acclamation Jn 14: 10
Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.
Whoever remains in me bears fruit in plenty.
I. Comhlíonfaidh mé mo mhóideanna i láthair
na droinge ar a mbíonn a eagla.
Íosfaidh na bochtáin agus beidh a sáith acu.
Molfaidh lucht a iarrtha an Tiarna.
Go maire a gcroíthe go brách na breithe. Freagra
2. Cuimhneoidh an domhan uile agus casfaidh ar an Tiarna,
agus adhrfaidh na ciníocha uile ina fhianaise.
Adhrfaidh maithe móra an talaimh ina fhianaise.
Cromfaidh ina láthair a ngabhann síos sa luaithreach. Freagra
3. Mairfidh m'anam ar a shon; déanfaidh mo chlann fónamh dó.
Tabharfaidh tuairisc an Tiarna do ghlúin atá le teacht.
Foilseoidh siad a dhílseacht do phobal nár saolaíodh fós:
'Sin iad na nithe a rinne an Tiarna.' Freagra