Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Philip Egan’

Extraordinary Synod on life, ministry of clergy sought

Monday, August 27th, 2018

An Extraordinary Synod on life and the ministry of clergy is being sought by an English bishop. Bishop Philip Egan says his suggestion was prompted by the recent scandals of clerical sexual abuse. “Clerical sex abuse seems to be a world-wide phenomenon in the Church,” Egan says in his letter. “As a Catholic and a Read more

Bishop’s warning about seriously ill Catholics in state-funded care

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Seriously ill Catholics in state-funded palliative care are at risk of being deliberately killed, a British bishop says. Bishop Philip Egan’s pastoral message followed a report which concluded 650 people died at a hospital within his diocese between 1989 and 2000 after they were given large doses of painkillers without medical justification. Egan said he Read more

Catholic MPs reject bishop’s Communion ban call over marriage vote

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Several Catholic MPs in England have disagreed with a bishop who said politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion. The Bishop of Portsmouth, Bishop Philip Egan, said denial of Communion is an act of mercy. This is with the hope that individuals can be brought back into full communion with the Church. Read more

Bishop concerned about Liverpool Care Pathway

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has issued a pastoral letter to express concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway and its use in the care of the dying in English hospitals. “Its intentions are benign,” he writes, “yet as a pastor, my own experience, together with anecdotal evidence, suggests that what should be supported dying becomes blurred Read more