Why everybody needs the 8th amendment



Mass appeal to Christians in general & Catholics in particular to help save Ireland’s pro-life 8th amendment

There are not many laws it can be said with certainty save lives.

The 8th Amendment is one:

“The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right”.

The 8th Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland recognizes the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn child. It was approved by referendum on 7 September 1983, by 67%. 35 years on, there is grave risk that the 8th will be repealed and replaced in a referendum on May 25th with abortion on demand to at least 24 weeks. The 8th amendment has been the target of the pro-abortion lobby and International Planned Parenthood for years despite Ireland having one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world. If the 8th is saved, it will be a massive blow to Planned Parenthood’s plans for abortion on demand worldwide. It could turn the tide that a little country blocked the juggernaut.

The 8th amendment is every pro-life person’s amendment, yours and mine. 

Let us please unite in prayer and fasting alone and together with the saints, angels and Holy Souls, whom as catholics, we lift up at every Mass, asking that they pray for the 8th, that abortion stops. First here in Ireland and beyond…

Every day, we promote Sr. Briege McKenna (O.S.C.) ‘s * appeal for prayers, fasting and Masses to be said privately or publicly in parishes in reparation for Ireland’s turning from God, conversions of heart and for protection of the 8th amendment. There is nothing greater than the Mass.

*Sr. Briege has a worldwide apostolate of intercession for priests and healing ministry. In August last year in the Marian shrine, Knock, Ireland, she appealed for everyone to pull together. See her prayer card for the unborn here

Can you, with other parishioners organise one or more Masses / half-days / days of prayer with medically safe fasting in your parish  between now and May 25th for: Reparation, Conversions of hearts and Protection of the 8th amendment? 

See our video on Pope John-Paul II’s prophetic words about Ireland here and join the live prayer for Ireland and the 8th every night at 9.30pm G.M.T.  here

May as many parishes at home and abroad join the final 9 day novena to May 25th

Please let us know about your parish event or if you are going to have a  Mass said privately by emailing us at: massandfastforireland@gmail.com or go to our contacts page here.

Please consider getting Masses said locally where ever you are or through the following:

(a):  Aide to the Church in Need (Ireland): A.C.N. is an international organisation that helps the mission of the Church in some of the poorest and most dangerous places in the world……http://www.acnireland.org/masses or call 018377516 (International: 0035318377516)

(b): Human Life International Ireland, a pro-life and family, Catholic organisation, have a 1000 Mass campaign for the protection of the unborn and reparation for Ireland’s turning from God…....www.humanlife.ie/latest-news/1000-masses