There have been queries with regard to the position of CEIST and the current campaign leading to the Referendum on the proposed change to article 40 of the Constitution.
CEIST, as a Catholic school patron, supports a ‘Gospel of Life’ or pro-life message in all our schools. This has always been our message (and our practice in any relevant class) and will continue to be our message, regardless of any possible legislative changes. This message is in accordance with our ethos, or characteristic spirit, as Catholic schools.
The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference recently issued a pastoral letter outlining the Catholic position on the right to life. That letter is attached here and it is comprehensive in its consideration of the issues being currently debated. It may be useful.