Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Evangelium Vitae — the Gospel of Life — twenty years on Comments 0

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Last week, a young friend of mine attempted to defend the truth about marriage among a group of peers at a secular university. She presented a meaningful argument about families, social stability, and gender complementarity. None of her classmates refuted her arguments. Instead, they accused her of being a bigot and a homophobe, called her Read more

A Nadi Christian Church puts spotlight on abortion Comments 0

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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A Christian organisation in Nadi, Fiji, holds weekly mini-marathons to raise awareness about abortions and unplanned pregnancy. Since December last year, members of the Living Way church have been walking or running with Tee-shirts emblazoned with the biblical text, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified Read more

NZ abortion rate falls, but harassment continues Comments 0

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The Abortion Supervisory Committee, in its annual report released this week, said there was a “sharp decline” in the number of 15-19 years olds having abortions. The committee said this was an encouraging trend. It partially attributed this decline to greater use of contraceptive implants. However, the committee also said anecdotal evidence suggested many women Read more

Shroud of Turin opportunity for abortion reconciliation Comments 1

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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While the Shroud of Turin is displayed later this year, local priests have been given faculties to reconcile women who confess to having had an abortion. The goal of the special faculties granted by Turin’s Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia is to ensure that the public display of the shroud promotes conversion and healing. The shroud, which Read more

Bishops name life issues as priorities in UK elections Comments 0

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has pleaded with Catholics to engage with politics ahead of the United Kingdom’s general election on May 7. The England and Wales bishops have produced a four page letter which asks Catholics to consider some fundamental ethical questions before they vote. The letter is to be distributed in parishes this Read more

Pro life group’s Lenten campaign a prayer vigil not a protest Comments 0

Friday, February 20th, 2015
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40 Days for Life prayer vigils began outside Wellington Hospital and across the road from the Auckland Medical Aid Centre (AMAC) on Ash Wednesday. The vigils are part of a worldwide Lenten campaign aimed at protecting mothers and babies from abortion. They will continue till Palm Sunday. 40 Days of Life is not a political campaign, Read more

Abortions sky-rocket in Vietnam as family planning excludes youth Comments 0

Friday, November 28th, 2014

At a small Hanoi cemetery, Catholic farmer Nguyen Van Thao opens a fridge and pulls out a bag of bloody fetuses to prepare for burial — a grim reminder that Vietnam has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. Around 40 percent of pregnancies in the country end in abortion, according to a Read more

Pope condemns right to die, anti-life ethos Comments 0

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying that euthanasia is a sin against God and creation. The Latin American pontiff said it was a “false sense of compassion” to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity. He classified as equally false the belief that abortion helps women. Rather, the image of Read more

RIP Pope John Paul’s “contraceptive mentality”: 1979-2014 Comments 1

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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The biggest news to come out of the bishops’ synod in Rome so far is the acknowledgement that when it comes to talking about issues of family and sexuality, language matters. Among the examples of “harsh” rhetoric that bishops discussed as doing more harm than good in terms of “inviting people to draw closer to Read more

Kenyan nurse gets death sentence after botched abortion Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A male nurse in Kenya has been sentenced to death after a botched abortion ended the lives of a woman and her unborn child. Clinic owner and nurse Jackson Namunya Tali testified that Christine Atieno had asked for his help after a botched abortion. She died in his vehicle as he drove her to another Read more