Some Capuchins joined with thousands of people; women and men, religious and clergy, from all over Ireland and beyond to maintain a candlelight 'Vigil for Life' last evening, December 4th, just outside Dáil Eireann (the Irish Parliament) to ask the Government not to legislate for abortion and to protect mothers and their unborn babies.
This is a critical issue for most people and emotions are high on both sides of the debate. I believe it is unhelpful when zealous opinions on both sides (Pro-Life and Pro-Choice) try to shout each other down. There is need for respectful debate in this issue.
I feel last evening sent a positive signal to our Irish Govermnent that we believe it is imperative that when they do come to legislate it should be done carefully and with a view to making every provision to protect the lives of mothers and unborn babies.