Monday, July 8, 2013

Over 50,000 Rally for Life in Dublin Saturday 6th July

Above video from: 
Rally for Life - Ireland's biggest ever pro-life rally against abortion - Dublin 2013

 The Rally was preceded by Holy Mass in St. Saviors Church, Dominic Street, Dublin where both Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presided.  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin gave the homily; 

"Every human life is unique" - Archbishop of Dublin 

“We gather here this afternoon to reflect and to pray.  We gather to reflect on the gift and on the meaning of human life.  We pray for the fostering in our society and in our nation of a new culture of life.  We gather as disciples of Jesus Christ convinced of the power of prayer.  We reflect on the power of prayer to change hearts and to form new hearts. 

And From the Irish Independent Newspaper
Up to 50,000 pro-life supporters marched on Leinster House today (Sat 6th July) in the first public protest since the expulsion of four Fine Gael deputies who failed to support the Government's abortion legislation.

The rally heard repeated calls for the Government to once again put the issue of abortion to the people in  another referendum.

A large force of gardai were deployed on Dublin's O'Connell Street as the pro life march ran  the gauntlet of  some 400 pro-choice supporters who lined  both sides of the street near the Spire monument.

Though both groups exchanged slogans and some insults there were no real clashes and no arrests.

The rally was the third major gathering in recent months  and probably the largest.

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