Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Vice president Biden’s Catholic faith very important to him Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States, has made a fleeting visit to New Zealand. He is the first Catholic vice president of the United States. Biden is more comfortable than most politicians in talking about how his Catholicism has affected his life and his views. In his campaign book in 2008 Biden Read more

MPs deny parents’ the right to be informed of 15 year-old daughter’s abortion Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Family First director Bob McCroskie says it is ludicrous that parents have to give permission for their daughters to go on school trips but not for their daughter to have an abortion. He was speaking after a majority report from Parliament’s justice and electoral committee rejected a petition seeking to change the law. Read Right Read more

Young women need more help to see abortion is not the only option Comments 0

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

It is important pregnant mothers who feel they have no other option than to have an abortion know there are people who are ready to listen, to be a friend, and to work through their situation in a caring, confidential manner says Michelle Kaufman. Kaufman is the Communications Director of Family Life International NZ. “Abortion Read more

Letter to doctor who advised abortion of girl with Down Syndrome Comments 1

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Diagnosed with Down Syndrome before she was born, a US woman’s doctor recommended she abort her unborn child. But Courtney Baker and her husband, despite being told their quality of life would suffer, decided to proceed with the pregnancy and gave birth to little Emersyn Faith, known fondly as Emmy, 15 months ago. Last month Read more

Irish Catholic schools urged to ban Amnesty International Comments 0

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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Catholic schools in Ireland are under pressure to ban Amnesty International speakers, because of that group’s support for liberalising abortion law. Amnesty has been a public supporter of repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which puts “right to life of the unborn” on an equal footing with the right to life of the Read more

Politician dumped as Mass reader over party abortion stance Comments 0

Friday, May 27th, 2016

An Irish political candidate has been told he can’t do readings in his parish anymore because of his party’s stance over abortion law reform. Social Democrat candidate Ken Curtin was dropped as a reader at Mass in a County Cork parish at the order of the parish administrator Fr John McCarthy. The aspiring politician then Read more

The miracle of life Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

I experienced a miracle! A few days ago, I held in my arms my first grandbaby – newly born Faith Annmarie. Thank God she’s healthy and perfectly formed. And as I was looking at her, I reflected how wonderfully she is made – arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, eyes, mouth, nose, ears, as well Read more

Cardinal reacts to Planned Parenthood Georgetown talk Comments 0

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Mass of The Holy Spirit celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, University Chancellor, at the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to mark the start of the academic year at The Catholic University of America in washington, D.C.

A US cardinal has celebrated a Mass for Life near Jesuit Georgetown University after the institution hosted a lecture from an abortion provider. Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated Mass at Epiphany Church in Washington, a few blocks from Georgetown. This was one day after the university hosted a lecture by Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Read more

Leading Catholics worry about tough Poland abortion bill Comments 0

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Nearly one hundred prominent Catholics have expressed concerns about a proposed Polish law that would make abortion illegal under almost all circumstances. A letter was sent to Poland’s bishops expressing concerns about their advocacy in favour of the law. The signatories from Europe and the United States included theologians, historians and lay people. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton is right: you can be a feminist and pro-life Comments 0

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Last week, Daily Life published an article by Ruby Hamad entitled, “Hillary Clinton is wrong: You cannot be a feminist and ‘pro-life’.” I beg to differ. I originally sent this piece to Daily Life in the hope of engaging with Hamad on this important women’s issue, but the response I received was: “unfortunately it’s not Read more