Posts Tagged ‘last rites’

Police guidelines make way for Last Rites

Monday, April 11th, 2022

A change to police guidelines in England and Wales will enable badly injured victims of crime to receive the Last Rites. The change followed the murder of Catholic MP Sir David Amess, who didn’t receive the Last Rites before he died because police wouldn’t let the priest who would administer them into the crime scene. Read more

Brazilian denied last rites before Indonesia execution

Friday, February 27th, 2015

A Brazilian man executed by firing squad in Indonesia was denied the chance to have Catholic last rites before his death. Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira, 53, was executed on January 18 at on Nusakambangan, Indonesia’s execution island Moreira was sentenced to death in 2004 after attempting to smuggle 13.4 kilograms of cocaine into Indonesia. The Read more

Hierarchy need to catch up with laity on LGBT issues

Friday, February 28th, 2014

As I was glancing at my Washington Post on Friday morning, I was dumbfounded by this headline: “Gay patient says Catholic chaplain refused him last rites.” The story focuses on Ronald Plishka, who was admitted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center after a heart attack and asked for a priest when — after 24 hours — Read more