St. John Paul II’s Prophesy for Ireland’s Future

“You will decide what Ireland will be.’” — St. Pope John Paul II In 1979, Pope John Paul II gazed out over a sea of some 300,000 youth at a Mass for the Youth in Galway, Ireland. “When I look at you,” he said, “I see the Ireland of the future. Tomorrow, you will be the . . . Read more

HLI Laments Irish Vote Repealing the 8th Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2018 Irish Contact: Lisa O’Hare, HLI Ireland Media Liaison –  lisa@humanlife.ie USA Contact: Deborah M. Piroch, Director of Public Relations – dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA and Knock, Ireland) – Human Life International joins with pro-lifers in Ireland and all over the world in mourning the “yes” vote in yesterday’s referendum, which has overturned the Eighth Amendment, allowing legislation to legalize abortion, . . . Read more

A Hinge Moment – Which Way Will Ireland Go?

“Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find”. Help me to remember that we . . . Read more

Minority of Irish Voters Support Repealing the 8th Amendment

HLI To Hold May 13th Prayer Campaign for Life   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2018 Irish Contact: Lisa O’Hare, HLI Ireland Media Liaison Email: lisa@humanlife.ie   Phone: +44 7866 705983 USA Contact: Deborah M. Piroch, Director of Public Relations Email: dpiroch@hli.org   Phone: +1 205-567-3270 Please listen: Today’s interview by Guadalupe Radio Network with HLI . . . Read more

Will Ireland Rise Up and Do Battle for the Unborn?

I bind myself today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation. — St. Patrick’s Breastplate Ireland – “Bulwark Against Abortion” As people across the world celebrated the Feast of St. Patrick, Human Life International asks the inevitable: will . . . Read more

Irish Supreme Court Denies Inherent Right to Life

St. Patrick Would Turn in His Grave This week we will celebrate the Feast of Ireland’s famed patron saint, St. Patrick. And tragically, The Irish Supreme Court ruled Friday that the only unborn rights guaranteed to unborn children are those safeguarded in the Eighth Amendment. This controversial decision flies in the face of the claim . . . Read more

Irish Threat to Pro-Life Counseling Centers

Update: 11/17/2017 Attempts to Undermine Constitutionally Guaranteed Freedom of Conscience HLI Ireland reported that Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament in Dublin, would debate a bill Wednesday, November 14, 2017, aimed at shutting down pregnancy pro-life counseling networks. The proposed change is to section 4(1) of the Principal Act. Deputy Louise O’Reilly of Sinn Féin, . . . Read more

St. Gerard Majella Meets Savita Halappanavar

Remembering Savita Halapannavar The Catholic Church commemorates the dead throughout the month of November. As the prayer reads, “Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. ” It is an apt time to recall the sad passing of those who have gone before, including 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar. A week ago . . . Read more

Formation, Formation, Formation

Ireland really is a beautiful country. Even if you’ve never been here, you could guess what the weather is like in the early Fall—some light showers, mostly cloudy, temperature hovering around 60 degrees. The weather can be harsher than this, but we’ve been blessed on this trip, and not only with the weather. The environment . . . Read more

UN Rejects Pope Francis’ Call for Openness to Life

Ireland really is in a heated battle on the cultural front. The abuse scandal hit the Church particularly hard in Ireland, and this once-Catholic nation has rapidly secularized, with polls on life and family changing dramatically in just the last few years, all in the wrong direction. Of course, the battle is on all over . . . Read more