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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
September 26, 2021
Simon Caldwell
A university has performed a U-turn on its decision to “cancel” a Catholic chaplain after he tweeted against abortion and assisted suicide. The University of Nottingham has announced that it will now allow Fr David Palmer to serve Catholic students on campus “with immediate effect”. During the summer it refused to recognise his appointment by
September 23, 2021
Simon Caldwell
The High Court has thrown out a landmark challenge to the law that permits abortion up to birth of disabled children. The case was brought by Heidi Crowter, 26, who has Down’s syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson, 33, the mother of a toddler with the condition. They argued that the 1967 Abortion Act was discriminatory because
September 23, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Police have questioned a man in connection with the theft of rosary beads which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots. The beads are said to have been carried by Mary, the Catholic first cousin once removed of the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, when she was went to her execution at Fotheringhay Castle in
September 21, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Catholics throughout England and Wales are to be called to nine days of prayer at the intercession of Pope St John Paul II as part of their collective attempt to help to defeat the new assisted suicide Bill. The Bishops of England and Wales are drawing up a “novena” to the saint after they saw
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