Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Companioning life Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
pro-life

Let’s think about this. Being anti-abortion and being pro-life are in effect, not the same thing. The first is negative and confrontational, while the second is positive and pro-active. Which is likely to work? I’m not dismissing the way we feel about the first. Abortion is always a tragedy. There may be some women for Read more

Non! French bishops oppose bioethics law reforms Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

In a written statement covering a range of ethical concerns, the French bishops permanent council urges Catholics to express their opposition to changes to France’s bioethics laws. The proposed reforms have just passed the National Assembly on first reading and should be passed into law by early next year. They will allow assisted procreation to Read more

Judith Collins adds to euthanasia referendum confusion Comments 0

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
euthanasia

Concern is mounting that people voting in the euthanasia referendum may not realise what they are voting for. In an interview on Magic Talk on Monday National Party Leader, Judith Collins, seemed to blur the line between managing pain and a deliberate choice for a person to end their life. Asked how she reconciled her Read more

Mary McAleese to spend retirement challenging Church teaching Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020
Mary McAleese

Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese says blind obedience isn’t enough for people to stay in the Catholic Church. They are tired of “little old men” who continue to “beat the drum of obedience,” she says. “I am a person of faith but I am also a person with a thinking brain.” The hierarchy of the Read more

After-birth abortion supported by 94% of Belgian doctors Comments 0

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
after-birth abortion

After-birth abortion or infanticide for babies with a disability is supported by more than 9 in 10 Belgian physicians surveyed, a shocking new research paper into abortion attitudes has revealed. A poll of healthcare professionals in Flanders, Belgium found 93.6% of physicians surveyed “agree that in the event of a serious (non-lethal) neonatal condition, administering Read more

Catholic front-runner for US Supreme Court nomination Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020

A Catholic mother of seven is the front-running candidate to replace US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday evening aged 87. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is reportedly the most likely presidential nominee for the role. Appointed a federal judge in 2017, Barrett was a professor at Notre Dame law school until her Read more

How will Joe Biden deal with the abortion question? Comments 0

Monday, September 7th, 2020
abortion

For the duration of the Democratic primary season, the abortion issue was off the table — largely because all the significant candidates were solidly in support of abortion rights. The one exception might have been Joe Biden, who has swum outside the party’s pro-choice mainstream, but last year he abandoned his longstanding support of the Read more

Biden’s Catholic outreach claims he shares pope’s priorities Comments 0

Monday, September 7th, 2020

US Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Catholic outreach is telling undecided Catholic voters that Biden’s priorities align with Pope Francis’s. The Catholic outreach campaigners (called Catholics for Biden) insistence of the Biden-papal alignment overlooks Biden’s support for federal funding of abortions. Biden has pledged to support taxpayer-funded abortion and codify legal abortion in law. His “public Read more

Archbishop’s COVID vaccination concerns needn’t be Comments 0

Monday, August 31st, 2020
vaccination

We tend to assume disseminating public health messages is solely the role of public servants such as Victorian chief medical officer Brett Sutton and his former federal counterpart Brendan Murphy, both of whom have become de facto celebrities during the pandemic. But to ensure vital health information reaches everyone in our community, we need a Read more

Life should never be used as a political weapon Comments 0

Monday, August 31st, 2020
life

As US presidential elections heat up and life issues are expected to figure prominently in the campaign, the Vatican’s top official in the area has cautioned against turning the pro-life cause into an ideological weapon, saying making the protection of life a political football risks doing “great harm.” “Life is a great gift that comes Read more