Archive for June, 2013



“Compassion can be a bridge either to despair or to hope.  As a mere feeling that seeks to remove the sufferer since it finds suffering unacceptable, compassion leads to despair.  As a virtue rooted in love, compassion leads to another virtue rooted in love – hope.” ~ Donald DeMarco

In this time of negative perceptions of what having a child with Downs Syndrome actually means, it’s great to read something from a mum who knows what she’s talking about because she has welcomed a son with this extra bit of specialness into her life and wants to tell the world how her life has […]

This song and video has been around since 2009 but we’ve only just come across it.  It is another expression of the pain that fathers of aborted babies feel,  and this silent pain is  finally finding expression in songs, poems and other creative expressions. has all the details of the background behind the video – do […]

The story of how couples end up making the worst decision of their lives often isn’t heard, and this song tells it all beautifully! The panic, relief, pain and healing are told during the song and reminds us of the sometimes forgotten feelings of dads involved in an abortion decision. Let’s pray for Lucy and […]

Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28). John spent his time in […]

We have had information passed onto us of a new venture in Turnbull Hall, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy of a Catholic Family Day.  The idea is to meet after 11.30am mass and share food with the families gathered and then to have a time of learning/talking/ catechesis together.  The afternoon will end with family games. […]

A little video to bring a smile to your face.

A Dear Friend


With great sadness we heard the news that a dear friend of the C.W.P.L.I., died today (19.6.13).  Mary Gallagher died peacefully after a short illness, in the Royal Victoria Hospital surrounded by her family. We are remembering Mary in our prayers.  May She Rest In Peace.

Pope Francis is continuing to inspire us in the prolife movement,  and last Sunday at the Evangelium Vitae mass in Rome he did not disappoint.  But all too often, people do not choose life, they do not accept the “Gospel of Life” but let themselves be led by ideologies and ways of thinking that block […]