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Cardinal O’Malley urges Ireland to stand up to abortion lobby

Boston cardinal says the Irish should be proud of their pro-life heritage

The Magdalene laundries were used as reformatories where girls were sent without due process. But they were not brutal: anti-Catholics have lied about them

The laundries were tough places, undoubtedly. But there was no sexual abuse and no physical punishment

Abortion legislation in Ireland has united pro-lifers and split Enda Kenny’s own party

Among pro-lifers decades-old grudges have been dropped and people who weren’t on speaking terms are making plans with each other

Six things to pray for in 2013

Ireland, marriage, Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI and atheists all need our prayers in 2013, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

Irish Church: proposed abortion law will lead to ‘direct killing of unborn’

Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances

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Bishop: new law will make abortion widespread in Ireland

Government likely to introduce legislation to allow abortion in limited circumstances

Irish bishops: doctors must try to save mother even if child may die as a result

Bishops say in statement that death of Savita Halappanavar has ‘stunned our country’

The facts of Savita’s tragic death are still elusive

The answers will be harder to find if Savita’s husband and her family decide not to co-operate with the investigation

The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar should not be exploited to sweep away Irish abortion law, under which she could legally have been saved

Enda Kenny is predictably making the most of the situation: he shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it