Posts Tagged ‘David Cameron’

Pell accuses UK PM of poisonous moral liberalism

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Cardinal George Pell has accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of adopting a “poisonous form of radical moral liberalism”. The cardinal stated this in a foreword to a new book “The Nation that Forgot God”, a collection of essays by different authors. Cardinal Pell criticised Mr Cameron’s push to legalise same-sex marriage in 2014. “Cameron Read more

UK MPs overwhelmingly reject assisted suicide bill

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

A bill aiming to legalise doctors helping terminally ill people commit suicide has been overwhelmingly defeated in Britain’s House of Commons. The private member’s bill, sponsored by Labour’s Rob Marris, was defeated 330-118, with 220 MPs absent at the vote on September 11. Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark said he hoped the result meant that Read more

The truth about evil

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

When Barack Obama vows to destroy Islamic State’s “brand of evil” and David Cameron declares that Islamic State (ISIS) is an “evil organisation” that must be obliterated, they are echoing Tony Blair’s judgment of Saddam Hussein: “But the man’s uniquely evil, isn’t he?” Blair made this observation in November 2002, four months before the invasion Read more

Loved teacher killed in classroom at UK Catholic school

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

A Catholic school community in Leeds in the United Kingdom is in mourning after a teacher was stabbed and killed in class. Ann Maguire, who taught Spanish and Religious Education at Corpus Christi College, was repeatedly stabbed in front of a class of 30 pupils. A 15-year-old male has been charged with murder after being Read more

Former Archbishop of Canterbury declares Britain is post-Christian

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Britain is now a post-Christian country, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Williams of Oystermouth, has declared. In an interview with The Telegraph, Lord Williams said Britain is no longer a nation of believers. While the country is not populated exclusively by atheists, the former archbishop warns that the era of regular and widespread worship Read more

UK PM says Christianity most persecuted religion on earth

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron has told a group of religious leaders that Christianity is the “most persecuted religion around the world”. Mr Cameron said the British government should stand up against such persecution of Christians and other faith groups. Continue reading  

UK PM opposes assisted suicide bill ahead of Parliament debates

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his opposition to an assisted suicide bill before the issue is debated in Parliament Mr Cameron argued that people who are terminally ill will feel unfairly pressurised into ending their lives. Mr Cameron has opposed assisted dying before, but he was speaking out because a private Read more

Caritas supports action on online porn

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Caritas Social Action Network for England and Wales is backing British Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to restrict access to online pornography. Cameron has set out a number of proposals, including one that would see every Internet user forced to opt in if they want to access online porn. “We feel these are important steps Read more

Same-sex bill might take Church out of civil marriage

Friday, February 8th, 2013

After the House of Commons voted 400-175 to legalise same-sex marriages, Britain’s Catholic bishops warned the move would have profoundly negative effects on society. “The proposed change will have catastrophic consequences for marriage as an institution, for family life in Britain, and for all human relationships, not least among our young,”
said Bishop Philip A. Egan Read more

Beware a sharp prod in the vestry

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
David Cameron

Michael Deacon watches David Cameron give his views on women bishops in the Church of England at Prime Minister’s Questions. And on the eighth day God created Prime Minister’s Question Time. And pretty swiftly He regretted it, for He saw that it was not good, especially when they did all that silly shouting and artificial Read more