Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Church must be part of over-population solution: Priest Comments 0

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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The publisher of an Asian Catholic news website has called for the Church to play a role in reducing the Earth’s human population. In an opinion piece posted on, Fr William Grimm noted that Pope Francis’s recent encyclical Laudato Si’ dismissed concerns about overpopulation as a major source of the ecological crisis. Fr Grimm Read more

Tonga’s PM says let the people decide about CEDAW Comments 0

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, says the issue of ratifying a United Nations Convention CEDAW which recently led to protests in the country, will be put to the public, after the coronation celebrations end. Cabinet announced earlier this year its intention to join the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Read more

The dignity of the human person and the right to life Comments 0

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

In the battle to win hearts and minds to the cause of life, it is sometimes necessary to speak in non-religious terms.  This is certainly possible and effective. For example, medical science and biology can help us defend the lives of unborn children and argue persuasively for an end to abortion. An unborn child is alive. An unborn Read more

King and Privy council say “no” to CEDAW Comments 0

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The Tonga Privy Council says the Government’s plan to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is unconstitutional. King Tupou VI, with his Privy Council, was responding to petitions from groups in Tonga who have sought his help to stop the ratification process. The Government has committed to ratify CEDAW but Read more

Court rules “ Choose Life ” license plates patently offensive Comments 0

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Last month a federal court ruled the New York state Department of Motor Vehicles had the right ban a Choose Life specialty plate. The DMV rejected the Children First Foundation’s plate back in 2002, saying it was the state’s “policy not to promote or display politically sensitive messages” on its license plates. The group has Read more

Abortion and women in church Comments 0

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Just because we don’t talk about it, doesn’t mean that abortion isn’t something that affects Christian women. One in three women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 according to national statistics. That means that there are inevitably women in church who will have had an abortion – and it isn’t just Read more

Drone used to drop abortion pills in Poland Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

On Saturday June 27th a drone will fly packages of abortion pills from Frankfurt an der Oder in Germany to Słubice in Poland. Arriving at the Polish town of Slubice on Saturday, the drone aims to drop several packages of pills weighing under 5kg in total. The packets are to be received by women’s groups, Read more

To save the environment, try ending abortion Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Everybody is talking about the Pope’s new environmental encyclical, even though there isn’t much that’s unusual about it. In fact, it’s a document so perfectly in line with usual Catholic teaching that the most illuminating piece of commentary on it I could find was perhaps this 2009 column by The New York Times’ Ross Douthat Read more

Single mothers are saints Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Catholic bioethicist Bernadette Tobin writes: “In order to understand the teachings of the Catholic Church in relation to questions about the beginning of life, we need to identify and appreciate the one idea that informs all of these teachings. This is the idea that the life of every human being is, in and of itself, Read more

Dorothy Day suggested as patron of Year of Mercy Comments 0

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

An American academic has proposed Catholic social activist Dorothy Day as the perfect patron of the upcoming Year of Mercy. Dr Lance Richey has edited a recent edition of Day’s journal from the early years of the Catholic Worker Movement. He also organises an annual Dorothy Day conference. “I do think that it’s a very Read more