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United Kingdom
November 10, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Police and the Catholic Church are to form a joint group to examine the role of priests in emergency situations following the denial of last rites to murdered Catholic MP Sir David Amess. Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick have agreed to work together to establish the group to study the
November 08, 2021
Joseph Bukuras/CNA
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 6, 2021 / 17:26 pm When Loyola Marymount University student Megan Glaudini heard that her university was not stopping an on-campus fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, she felt “convicted” that she needed to do something.  “Upon hearing about the Planned Parenthood fundraiser on campus, originally, I was just completely disgusted and embarrassed,
November 08, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Catholic schools in Guernsey will be permitted to appoint only Catholics as head teachers following a vote rejecting a proposed anti-discrimination measure. Leaders in Guernsey instead voted in favour of an amendment that would maintain the status quo on the island, meaning that a Catholic school can require its head teacher to be Catholics.  Bishop
November 03, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A Catholic woman was thrown out of a council meeting after she accused local politicians of having blood on their hands over a multi-million pound development deal with a Chinese-owned company. Maureen O’Bern was escorted from the public gallery of Wigan Town Hall after she interjected in a planning committee debate to complain about the
November 03, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The damage wrought by ecological degradation and climate change are as bad as those inflicted by a global war, the Pope has told world leaders at COP26. In a three-minute address to the Glasgow summit, the Holy Father said the effort to remedy the damage must be equal to that of rebuilding Europe and other
October 31, 2021
Michael Hodges
The ordination of Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, as a priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham took place on Saturday 30th October at the Church of the Assumption, Warwick Street. He had been ordained a Catholic deacon two days before at the Chapel of Oscott, where St John
October 29, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Speaking on BBC radio, Pope Francis has appealed for the world to take “an urgent change of direction” to preserve the planet for future generations. The Holy Father said on Thought for the Day, on BBC Radio 4, that COP26 – the 26th UN Climate Change Conference – could represent a “genuine moment of conversion”.
October 29, 2021
CNA Staff
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, Oct 28, 2021 / 12:00 pm An English bishop has said that a proposed anti-discrimination law could force an island’s Catholic schools to close. In a letter dated Oct. 23, Bishop Philip Egan said that the new policy “puts all Catholic schools in Guernsey under threat.” The island in the English Channel, which
October 27, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The funeral of murdered Catholic MP Sir David Amess will take place in Westminster Cathedral next month, it has been confirmed. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the London cathedral, which is just a short walk from the Houses of Parliament, from 10.30am on Tuesday November 23. The chief celebrant will be Cardinal Vincent
October 26, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A woman abused by a priest as a teenager has become the first person to receive a pay-out over treatment she received from the Church following her complaint. She took action against the Archdiocese of Westminster earlier this year after she learned that she had been referred to as “needy” and “manipulative” in emails between
October 26, 2021
CNA Staff
London, England, Oct 26, 2021 / 04:30 am U.K. lawmakers have formally proposed an “Amess amendment” to a bill going through Parliament seeking to guarantee that Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes. The amendment, known as 292E, to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, was proposed by four members of the House
October 25, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Alta Fixsler, the two-year-old girl whose parents fought to keep on life support, died on 18th October after her life support was withdrawn.  “Sad news, little Alta Fixsler’s life support was turned off this afternoon and she died at the hospice with her parents by her side,” said a statement from a representative for her
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