Ireland to mark the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God in 2014 with the launch of abortion services

Enda Kenny’s government is to mark the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God with the launch of abortion services on the 1st of January 2014, with the consequence that Dublin’s two Catholic hospitals could be providing abortion advice and services early in the New Year. Both Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital.

The abortion industry provider Marie Stopes Reproductive Services Ireland is already  advertising abortion services, including the morning-after pill for 40 euros. It has a new section on its website under construction ready to advertise its abortion services.

The Journal reports:

THE DEPARTMENT OF Health has confirmed that the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act will come into force on 1 January.

The official commencement order and regulations for the abortion legislation were signed yesterday.

The Department said today that the HSE has been informed of the commencement date.

“The regulations – which were published in draft format during the debates in the Houses of the Oireachtas – related to the prescribed forms for the purposes of certification, notification and for applying for a review of a medical option,” the Department of Health said in a statement.

A committee had been established in September to come up with guidelines for the practical implications of the Act had returned its recommendations to the Department of Health in December after three months of consultation.

The Act was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins on 30 July this year.’

Protect the Pope comment: The Catholic doctors and nurses of Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital face the appalling prospect that in 2014 they will be called to participate in the killing of babies  due to the betrayal of the the Faith and common humanity by their Hospital Boards. Protect the Pope appeals to the medical professional and administrative staff of Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital not to co-operate in the killing of babies through abortion. Please take to heart the words of Pope Francis to gynaecologists, ‘ ‘Each one of us is invited to recognize in the fragile human being the face of the Lord, who, in his human flesh, experienced the indifference and loneliness to which we often condemn the poorest, either in the developing nations or in the developed societies. Each child that is unborn, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who, even before he was born, and then as soon as he was born experienced the rejection of the world.’

H/T John Smeaton

29 comments to Ireland to mark the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God in 2014 with the launch of abortion services

  • Peter 2

    Your previous article was entitled “In 2013 Pope Francis has shown us that he is as strong a defender of unborn babies from abortion as Pope Benedict”. What is Pope Francis, with the universal jurisdiction he possesses, doing in this matter to prevent this horrible scandal from taking place?

    • Lynda

      It’s getting much worse everywhere. Evil is escalating exponentially and most bishops and priests are silent in the face of the pervasive soul-destroying evils, or are colluding in it to some extent by teaching against fundamental moral truths. Ireland is literally going to hell with bishops leading the way; meanwhile the Archbishop of Dublin has been railing against how “we” have failed our youth – and in what way have “we” failed them according to His Eminence?? – by not ensuring there is enough paid employment for them, of course!!!

      • Lynda

        Never mind their everlasting souls. Give them jobs and everything will be alright.

        • Michael Petek

          “…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

          -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

          As long as the Irish Bishops would rather go to hell than teach the truth, is there any hope for victory?

      • While the unholy nuns are performing pseudo-yogic reconciliation services as the priests look on in fear and trembling, given that the said nuns have been emboldened by the pope who claims to be anti-clerical!!

        Where is it all going? Do we join the SSPX en mass??

    • Michael Petek

      Peter, I never thought of that! Pope Francis has the same obligation, on pain of mortal sin, as the Irish Bishops have to protect the Blessed Sacrament from sacrilege.

      Deacon Nick, what can you tell us about filing a canonical process for the enforcement of Can. 915?

      • Peter 2

        Yes, I don’t understand. Everyone wants to talk about the Irish Bishops, the nuns, the doctors and nurses. Why isn’t anyone asking about the pope’s role in this? Why don’t we want to talk about his responsibility? Ignoring the truth doesn’t change it…

  • Anabela

    Perhaps there should also be Holy Masses said for the mothers and the unborn children. It is time for the Church to act also and to speak up. We are in a spiritual battle and the Church cannot sit idly by and pretend nothing is going on while the unborn are slaughtered.

  • Dear Deacon Nick

    This is a horrendous development and is hugely symbolic of the state of things moving into 2014.

    On a positive pro-life note for England/Wales, the GK Chesterton Society are launching part 2 of the novena for an abortion facility to close in England and Wales.

    (After Part 1, one abortion centre in London ‘is closed 2 days a week’ and another ‘is shut from time to time’. The GK Chesterton Society website has more details at

    Keep going all – you are doing great things. May God bless and protect you.

    Alan and Angeline

  • “The Catholic doctors and nurses of Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital face the appalling prospect that in 2014 they will be called to participate in the killing of babies…”

    Absolutely not. They are called to stand up for their faith!

  • Bosco

    A prophetic poem from a distinguished Irish poet of yore:

    William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

    “Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

    I keep this prophetic poem in mind these days as do I remember the work by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson “The Lord of the World”. The Irish bishops have fled naked into the night as Jesus is bound and found guilty before the Irish Sanhedrin and Pilate.

  • Bosco

    May I ask that those of you who are moved to do so offer up a prayer for souls of W. B. Yeats and Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson and all those who, however indistinctly, had the scent of this present diabolic and calamitous bloodbath in their nostrils and sought to warn us of it.

  • Michael Petek

    Protect the Pope appeals to the medical professional and administrative staff of Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital not to co-operate in the killing of babies through abortion.

    May I add the following. If any of the medical professional and administrative staff of Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital, co-operate in the killing of babies through abortion, they will hear the words of Christ the Judge: “Depart from me, you who are under God’s curse, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

    Whether you like it or not, ladies and gentlemen, hell is real, it is eternal, and unrepentant sinners go there. So do many Bishops, in particular those who gave Holy Communion to them while they were alive.

  • ms Catholic state

    Very sad….but not hopeless. Spain is trying to push through a bill that would severely restrict abortion…and practically return to the days when abortion was outlawed. Let’s pray for this bill with all our hearts.

    So keep praying and fighting Ireland that evil laws will be overturned.

  • ms Catholic state

    Deus Gratias…..the new law on abortion has been passed in Spain. Thanks be to Jesus!!

  • Kinga Gray - Grzeczynska LLB

    Sad situation indeed.

    Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (M.M.U.H.) is a single member company, limited by guarantee with a share capital (incorparated Dec. 2001).

    Major members of the company (M.M.U.H.) are The Sisters of Mercy, Representatives of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, Catholic Nurses Guild of Ireland, SVP members and the doctors (Consultants) of M.M.U.H. and the Children’s University Hospital in Dublin.

    The M.M.U.H. Mission Statement is:

    ‘To relieve, cure, and prevent sickness and disability in the community in general by the establishment and provision of the M.M.U.H. in accordance with the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy’.

    Now the above speaks for itself.

    If any one of the persons who is on the Board of the hospital has allowed abortions to commence in the M.M.U.H. and calls themselves a Catholic or a nun – then you are a disgrace. you have become the modern ‘Judas’.

    This is a matter for the Apostolic Nuncio of Ireland to intervene with immediate effect.

    Sisters of Mercy – what are you thinking?

    Kinga Grzeczynska

  • Kinga Gray - Grzeczynska LLB

    You can leave a comment on the M.M.U.H contact form by email. It is on their web site.

    Do feel free. Mine has gone in this morning.

    Kinga Grzeczynska

    • Michael Petek

      How do you get a message to the Archbishop of Dublin that if he allows the hospital to commence abortions while enjoying Catholic credentials, then he will die in his sins?

  • Lynda

    I would like to wish you, Deacon Donnelly, your family and your regular readers a peaceful, joyful and holy Christmas. I’ll be away for a while. Thank you for all your good work over the past year and blessings of God on you.

  • Who is this pope who is putting down the Franciscan sisters of the Immaculate and allowing the ‘sisters of mercy’ to oversee abortion??

    • Peter 2

      Exactly!! Ignoring what Francis is doing and not doing doesn’t change or help anything. Protect the papacy, protect the Church, protect the deposit of Faith. Don’t protect this pope when he fails in his responsibilities to uphold the teachings of the church! If he wants to say we are obsessing about issues like abortion, I strongly disagree, but he can’t abandon the issue all together. What could be more scandalous than a catholic hospital, especially one named Mother of Mercy, performing abortions?! Maybe the pope not doing anything about it – maybe that is the real scandal!!


      Who is he, epsilon? The kind of pope who thinks he shouldn’t interfere, that’s who.

      God help us.

  • ParryP

    I have often wondered how historically peoples felt in the face of grave injustices in their society, and in hindsight wondered how it came to pass with so little resistance. Stupidly I was hoping that the Irish Bishops were pausing before staging a clear & irrefutable outcry in response to this evil legislation. Sadly I am increasingly dumbfounded at the lack of voice,direction and unequivocal proclamation of “enough, and no more” over this bill.
    I recently read on a US site the reference to pro lifers as “forced Birthers” who insist on all pregnancies leading to live births!

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