Posts Tagged ‘Pro-Life’

Companioning life Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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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

Let nature take its course says Tony Abbott Comments 0

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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The economic cost of lockdowns means families should be allowed to let elderly relatives with COVID die by letting nature take its course. The comments come from staunch Catholic and former Australian Liberal Party Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. Abbott claims COVID is costing as much as A$200,000 (~NZ $220,000) to give an elderly person an Read more

Life should never be used as a political weapon Comments 0

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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As US presidential elections heat up and life issues are expected to figure prominently in the campaign, the Vatican’s top official in the area has cautioned against turning the pro-life cause into an ideological weapon, saying making the protection of life a political football risks doing “great harm.” “Life is a great gift that comes Read more

There’s more to pro-life than just opposing abortion Comments 0

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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This column isn’t primarily about President Trump, and it isn’t primarily about the Rev. John Stowe, bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Lexington. It’s about what it means to be truly “pro-life.” Is pro-life only about opposing abortion? Or is it about supporting all human life? I’ve pondered that forever. What prompted me to Read more

Catholic bishop challenges Trump’s pro-life claims Comments 0

Monday, August 10th, 2020

President Donald Trump’s pro-life claims have been analysed and found wanting. An American church leader, Bishop John Stowe of Kentucky challenged Trump’s pro-life claims in a recent webinar. He told his audience that rather than being pro-life, Trump was actually anti-life. “For this president to call himself pro-life, and for anybody to back him because Read more

Foster parenting: ‘You don’t realise the impression you’ve left’ Comments 0

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Marlborough families of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to sign up as foster parents for children in unsafe homes. Blenheim mum Aimee North was 23 when she and her husband opened their home to foster children. In the seven years since they had taken in many children through the Open Home Foundation, ranging from Read more

Catholic deselected as UK election candidate Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem) Party, UK, deselected Robert Flello, a practising Catholic as an election candidate. Just 36 hours beforehand Flello was announced as the Lib Dem candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent South constituency. The Party concluded his values diverged for theirs. The British media report that Flello’s views on abortion and same-sex marriage are Read more

Teacher fired for social media posts sues Catholic school Comments 0

Monday, July 15th, 2019

A Catholic school teacher whose social media posts espoused views contrary to those of the Church is suing the school, where she had worked for 16 years, for firing her. Elizabeth Cox is seeking financial compensation as well as reinstatement as a teacher at the school. The school has 30 days to respond to the Read more

We will help any pregnant woman, says cardinal Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Any pregnant woman – regardless of her faith, marriage or immigration status – can ask Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York for help. He emphasised his willingness to help after New York State’s Reproductive Health Act 2019 legalised abortions for any reason up to birth. The public outcry after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Read more

Hundreds “March for Life” in Wellington Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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A number of pro-life organisations joined forces in a March for life in Wellington on Saturday. The march comes after a Labour-led Government’s proposal to remove abortion from the Crimes Act, as well as a Law Commission report into the topic earlier this year. It’s the second year the March for Life has been held Read more