SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
United Kingdom
October 24, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The pro-life movement must be prepared for a protracted struggle as consciences become dulled by the “culture of death”, the Bishop of Shrewsbury has said. In a homily at a Mass for the National Pro-Life Pilgrimage to Walsingham, Norfolk, the Rt Rev. Mark Davies said that the relentless advance of the “culture of death” meant
October 22, 2021
CNA Staff
London, England, Oct 21, 2021 / 14:00 pm A Labour MP has proposed adding an “Amess amendment” to a bill going through Parliament ensuring that Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes. Mike Kane, a Labour Member of Parliament, is seeking to add the amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill,
October 22, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
London, England, Oct 21, 2021 / 17:00 pm A group of some 1,700 doctors say they will not participate in assisted suicide, amid a push by some lawmakers to legalize the practice in England and Wales.  In a letter this week to the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, the doctors write:
October 21, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Catholic, Anglican and Jewish leaders have united to express their “profound disquiet” at a Bill to legalise assisted suicide. They said the Assisted Dying Bill of crossbench peer Baroness Meacher would put vulnerable people at greater risk of abuse. The intervention of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales;
October 21, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Freedom of speech under threat as pro-life student groups and others routinely criticised
October 21, 2021
CNA Staff
A Catholic bishop has called for greater recognition of the last rites as an “emergency service” in the wake of the brutal murder of Sir David Amess. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury made the appeal after police turned away a priest who sought to administer the last rites to the Conservative MP for Southend West
October 20, 2021
Kevin Jones/CNA
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
October 20, 2021
CNA Staff
Shrewsbury, England, Oct 19, 2021 / 05:55 am A Catholic bishop called on Tuesday for greater recognition of the last rites as an “emergency service” in the wake of the killing of British lawmaker Sir David Amess. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, western England, made the appeal on Oct. 19 after police reportedly turned away a priest
October 16, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Cardinal Vincent Nicholas has led tributes to Sir David Amess, a Catholic MP murdered at his constituency surgery in Essex in a suspected terrorist attack. The Conservative MP for Southend West was knifed about a dozen times by a man who sprinted into Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea shortly after 12 noon on Friday. Police
October 14, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A high-profile Anglican bishop has joined the Catholic Church in what has been described as “one of the most politically significant conversions for a very long time”. The reception of Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, represents the third English episcopal move to Rome this year and the fourth in the last two
October 10, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The Prime Minister will not support a controversial Bill to legalise assisted suicide, according to Downing Street sources. Boris Johnson reviewed arguments for and against the Assisted Dying Bill of Baroness Meacher during his summer break and decided that he would not back a change in the law to allow doctors to assist in the
October 07, 2021
Simon Caldwell
More than 200,000 people will die by euthanasia or assisted suicide within five years of a change in the law, a Catholic MP has predicted. Speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Sir Edward Leigh, the MP for Gainsborough, said a law on “assisted dying” would follow the same trajectory
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