On Saturday, March 10th, Ireland celebrated a rally for life in Dublin, Ireland. On the 25th of May, there will be a referendum, trying to change or take out completely the 8th Amendment of the Constitution. This Amendment assures the life of the child in the womb, as well as the mother´s.
The Mass began at noon, celebrated by Bishop Kevin Doran, bishop of Elfin, Ireland. Right before the Mass, the faithful prayed the Holy Rosary for the respect of life.
After Mass, there was a procession with Our Blessed Mother to the main plaza where the rally would take place. Thousands of people, including families, young people, religious, and the elderly were able to come out from all over the country to pray and to give testimony of the value of life.
Then the talks began, speaking about the importance in saying “no” to the referendum. After that, the great March began through the center of Dublin. There was a big truck, with the sides open, filled with young people cheering and singing to encourage others to show their joy for life.
During the March, there were only a few opponents with their pro-choice signs. The difference between them and the pro-life marchers was absolutely remarkable. It was like night and day. The pro-choice people had sad and angry faces, were dressed in black, and some even looked embarrassed. On the contrary, the pro-life people were filled with hope, joy, peace, and triumph.
After the March, there was a closing speech. The people left filled with a lot of hope and encouragement, ready for the fight. There are only a few weeks left until the referendum. Please pray for this country, Ireland, that the people may be lifted up once more in their faith and their Catholic culture, and to have the courage to follow the truth and not the world.