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May 20, 2022
New South Wales has become the sixth and final Australian state to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. Its legislation forces health care and elder care organisations with religious objections to allow the practice on their premises. “If a civilisation is to be judged by how it treats its weakest members, the New South Wales parliament
April 12, 2022
A jury has convicted a British-born Muslim of the murder of Catholic MP Sir David Amess and for preparing acts of terrorism. Ali Harbi Ali, 26, of Kentish Town in north London, said he was motivated by targeting MPs who had voted in favour of airstrikes in Syria. Sir David was stabbed more than 20
March 28, 2022
Pope Francis has again lamented the war in Ukraine and appealed for peace more than a month after Russia’s invasion. “Enough. Stop it. Silence the weapons. Move seriously toward peace,” Pope Francis said again in remarks after the Sunday Angelus. Speaking to a crowd of some 30,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday,
January 14, 2022
A 26-year-old woman has turned herself in on two charges related to some $10,000 in vandalism damage to Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Madeline Ann Cramer faces one charge of criminal mischief and another of a bias-motivated crime in connection with an Oct. 10 incident, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Jan. 13. Both
November 24, 2021
A former Catholic priest who has previously alleged that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused him when he was a seminarian has filed a lawsuit against McCarrick and the Newark archdiocese. “I’m only doing the lawsuit mainly because three years ago when I did that, I also wrote a letter to Cardinal (Joseph) Tobin, and the
November 15, 2021
Father Gregor Pawlowski died in Israel Oct. 21 at the age of 90, but he wanted his body to be buried in Poland alongside his Jewish family and other victims of the Holocaust. “Fr. Pawlowski lived in Jaffa for more than 50 years, serving the faithful ang giving the testimony of love for the Messiah,”
November 12, 2021
St. Louis, Mo., Nov 11, 2021 / 17:01 pm A cross-shaped display of flags commemorating the lives lost in abortion was targeted by vandals at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit school, soon after it was set up on campus Monday morning. The university’s pro-life group, a Students for Life chapter, set up hundreds of small
November 10, 2021
Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nov 9, 2021 / 17:01 pm Peaceful sidewalk efforts to reach women considering an abortion are in peril if a proposed “draconian” Northern Ireland bill passes, pro-life advocates have warned, calling for concerned citizens to respond to the public comment period ending on Friday, Nov. 12. “The purpose of the bill is
November 03, 2021
Denver Newsroom, Nov 2, 2021 / 17:28 pm The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that declined to perform a hysterectomy on a woman who identifies as a transgender man on the grounds that doing so would violate Catholic ethics and the U.S. bishops’ directives. “In keeping with
October 23, 2021
Denver Newsroom, Oct 22, 2021 / 16:38 pm Part of a continuing series examining the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a direct challenge to the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion throughout the United States. As the Supreme Court considers whether to overturn its precedents mandating legal abortion nationwide,
October 20, 2021
Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct 19, 2021 / 18:00 pm Videophone evaluations are no way to assess someone for assisted suicide, critics have said, also warning that cost-based analyses which claim legal assisted suicide saves money show “callous indifference.”  Some Scottish lawmakers are again advocating the legalization of assisted suicide and have now suggested that online consultations
August 24, 2021
Denver Newsroom, Aug 23, 2021 / 03:00 am U.S. President Joe Biden’s choice for ambassador to Switzerland is Scott Miller, a leading figure at the LGBT advocacy patron The Gill Foundation. The foundation has funded groups that have split Christian denominations and threatened religious freedom in the U.S. Miller’s same-sex partner is Tim Gill, a
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