Brothers and sisters I encourage you to be missionaries for the cause of life.
Remember those words of Pope Francis: “To serve human life is to serve God”.
Speak to your families, your children and grandchildren, friends and colleagues about cherishing the precious gift of life at all times from conception to natural death.
Speak the truth about life, and speak it with love.
Despite the strong pressures to remain silent, do not be afraid to witness to the equality of all life in private conversations and public discussions in the coming months.
As citizens committed to the Common Good, you have a democratic right to make your views known, respectfully, to our public representatives.
Bishop Eamon Martin, 6th January 2018