24 May 2018
Let us pray
Today the referendum to repeal or retain the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution which upholds the equal protection of life given to both the mother and the unborn child begins as the outlying islands off the coast cast their ballots while the mainland votes tomorrow.
Now is the time for the campaigning and arguing to cease and that voters are allowed time to reflect and decide which way they will cast their ballots.
We pray that that people will be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, to discern in truth and faith the decisions they must make and that they will seek the intercession of the Spirit to unlock those gifts of wisdom and right judgement which are available to all.
And as citizens of the Republic, we should all endeavor to exercise our civic duty and go to cast our ballots. Every vote counts and every voice matters.