Posts Tagged ‘French bishops’

Several bishops needed, 30% say “no”

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Several new bishops will be appointed in France over the next year and a half as by the end of next year, 15 bishops will have already reached retirement age of 75. Others may ask to be relieved of their duties for health reasons. There are currently four dioceses in France that are without a Read more

Fertility treatment for gay, single women debated

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Proposals to offer fertility treatment to lesbian couples and single women would harm society by removing fatherhood from the lives of children say French bishops. France’s highest bioethics body, the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE), sees the issue differently. Under the current law, technologies such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and artificial insemination are restricted Read more

Bishops revive 17th-century prayer for France

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The Catholic bishops of France are reviving a 17th-century custom by asking the faithful to pray for their country on August 15 as a new government plans to legalise same-sex marriage and possibly euthanasia. The custom began with King Louis XIII, who first ordered a “prayer for France” in all churches on the feast of Read more