Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

National March for Life; voice for pre-born children at Parliament Comments 0

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Over a thousand people gathered in Wellington last Saturday to give a voice to pre-born children in the National March for Life. The event celebrates the value of life and the unborn child and offers a peaceful protest against New Zealand’s abortion laws. “Forty-three years ago, Parliament passed a law that said not all unborn Read more

As a teen, I chose adoption. Why are stories like mine missing from the abortion debate? Comments 0

Monday, December 7th, 2020

I would rather jump through a glass window than talk to literally anyone about reproductive politics. Given the choice between a very normal and appropriate conversation about reproductive politics and a glass window, I will be in the bushes out front, picking glass out of my torso. That is because when I was 17 I Read more

Protecting life is a matter of human ethics Comments 0

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Above all, protecting life is about human ethics, says Pope Francis in a letter to Argentine anti-abortion protesters dated 22 November. Thousands of protesters took to Argentina’s streets on Saturday. They were holding Argentine flags and wearing the sky-blue scarves that identify them as anti-abortionists. The protesters also carried signs with slogans like “Save Both Read more

Should Catholics vaccinate using an ethically compromised vaccine? Comments 0

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
Vaccine

Edward Jenner is considered the father of vaccinology. He pioneered the world’s first vaccine, which was for smallpox. Caused by a virus, smallpox was a serious disease which killed about three in ten of the people who contracted it and left many others with severe scars. Smallpox was mainly spread by direct, lengthy face-to-face contact Read more

Washington Cardinal will allow Biden Holy Communion Comments 0

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Cardinal-designate Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington, says he wants to collaborate where possible with the Biden administration. At the same time, he says he’ll also respectfully point out situations where President-elect Joe Biden’s policies diverge from Catholic teaching. “I have always seen myself as someone who is charged with being in dialogue and in conversation, Read more

Backlash against a patriarchal culture: Polish protests go beyond abortion rights Comments 0

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Poland Patriarchy

For 14 nights they have marched, enraged by a near-total ban on abortion that has stirred a generation to stage the largest mass demonstrations that Poland has seen since Solidarność toppled the communist regime in the 1980s. Until soaring coronavirus numbers and a looming national lockdown made it almost impossible, up to a million people Read more

Culture warrior Catholics empty of positive faith Comments 0

Monday, November 16th, 2020
culture warrior

Culture warrior Catholics are falling prey to fundamentalism and bigotry says a Czechoslovakian academic. Warning the positive content of faith has become emptied, Father Tomáš Halík quotes the former Archbishop of Milan, Carlo Maria Martini; “I am not so much afraid of people who do not have faith; what disturbs me are people who do Read more

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