Pro-life group

ROSARY FOR LIFE at 5pm on Fridays. The Alive Pro-life group say the Rosary most Fridays in the church. We communicate using WhatsApp. Please email or and we’ll add you to our group.

Quotes from our Archbishop, the Pope and the Saints.

Archibishop Cushley
Referring to the banning of silent prayer, our Archbishop explained that the reason for such oppressive behaviour by those in authority is that they know there is no real justification for abortion so they silence those who speak the truth, even if no words are used.
27th December 2023, Innocents Mass, The Gillis Centre, Edinburgh

“Whether it be in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or Scotland, legislative change will only follow the building of a democratic consensus around a culture of life, and that will only come if those of us who are pro-life can articulate our case with an intellectual coherence that is coupled to a deep compassion for mothers, children, families and the common good of wider society.”
June 2018, The Sunday Herald

Pope Francis

When a journalist asked the pope about “a woman’s right to choose” and giving Communion to politicians who have supported pro-abortion laws during an in-flight press conference, Pope Francis responded that “abortion is more than an issue. Abortion is murder.”
Sept. 15, 2021: ‘Abortion is murder’, Jesuit publication, America Magazine,

Pope Benedict

Abortion and the right to life
“How can it be that the most wondrous and sacred human space — the womb — has become a place of unutterable violence” through abortion?
– Speech, World Youth Day, Sydney, July 17, 20

“Everyone must be helped to become aware of the intrinsic evil of the crime of abortion. In attacking human life in its very first stages, it is also an aggression against society itself. Politicians and legislators, therefore, as servants of the common good, are duty bound to defend the fundamental right to life, the fruit of God’s love.”
“This is true of life from the moment of conception until its natural end. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right -– it is the very opposite.”

⁃ Speech in Austria, Sept. 7, 2007

Pope John Paul II

The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies…If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory.
Pope John Paul II

America you are beautiful . . . and blessed . . . . The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenseless. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life.
Pope John Paul II (2012). “A Pilgrim Pope: Messages for the World”, p.242, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Never tire of firmly speaking out in defence of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!
Pope John Paul II

You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion.
Pope John Paul II

Abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, for example, risk reducing the human person to a mere object: life and death to order, as it were!
Pope John Paul II

The choice of euthanasia becomes more serious when it takes the form of a murder committed by others on a person who has in no way requested it and who has never consented to it. The height of arbitrariness and injustice is reached when certain people, such as physicians or legislators, arrogate to themselves the power to decide who ought to live and who ought to die.
Pope John Paul II (1996). “The Encyclicals of John Paul II”, Our Sunday Visitor (IN)

Bishop’s Letter – Day for Life 2023

St. Theresa of Calcutta, (Mother Theresa)

By abortion the Mother does not learn to love, but kills her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women to the same trouble. So abortion leads to more abortion. Mother Teresa.

Speech at National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., February 03, 1994.

Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.Mother Teresa.
Mother Teresa (2010). “Where There Is Love, There Is God: A Path to Closer Union with God and Greater Love for Others”, p.98, Image